6th October, 2022 at 18:00 hrs Panama

7th October, 2022 at 00:00 hrs London

7th October, 2022 at 08:00 hrs Taiwan

Best of Panama Auction 2021 is the result of the 26th Edition of Best of Panama Competition.
This year we will be auctioning 50 Lots scoring 88.75 and bove!

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Best of Panama

The Best Coffee of Panama

Since 1996, the Best of Panama represents the opportunity for local estates to promote the quality of their harvests, as this competition is overseen and judged by national and international experts in the specialty coffee industry. For us coffee growers, the Best of Panama is a very important event, as it continuously raises the bar for the quality we strive to offer in our product.

Finally the competition has finished and we have selected the best 50 lots with scores 90+ for Geishas (washed and natural) and scores 88.5+ for Varietal non Geishas (washed and natural). Register and get ready to bid!

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Auction times in your region

6th October, 2022

  • 16:00 pm - Los Angeles
  • 18:00 pm - Panama
  • 19:00 pm - New York

7th October, 2022

  • 00:00 am - London
  • 02:00 am - Riyadh
  • 07:00 am - Shanghai
  • 08:00 am - Tokyo
  • 08:00 am - Seoul
  • 10:00 am - Sydney

Order your sample set!

Each sample set contains:

  • 50 sample bags per box / 100 gr per sample bag
    • 36 Geisha 
    • 14 Varietals (traditionals)

Sample set fee: $1000.00 USD

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What is the Best of Panama

"Best of Panama" (BoP) is a platform which serves Panamanian growers interested in the specializaton of high quality coffees. Growers do so via innovation and blind cupping excercise to discover and validate Panamanian Optimum Coffee Quality. This activity is 100% designed and organized by the Specialty Coffee Association of Panama (SCAP) - a Panamanian non-profit Coffee Growers / Processors Association.

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Process of the BoP competition

Main Objective: Organoleptic Evaluation of Specialty Coffee Lots grown in Panamá

Procedure: Blind Tasting by coffee categories

  • Preliminar Judges: at least seven Panamanian Coffee Cuppers who has participated – and has evaluated appropriately – all rounds in previous BoP Competition.
  • International Judges: at least seven green specialty coffee buyers
  • Procedure Assurance: carried out by a third party auditing group.

BoP Competition:

  • Coffee lots delivered to a controlled area under the supervision of a third party auditor firm
  • Coffee lot samples taken from the delivered quantity
  • Coffee lots and samples randomely identified
  • Samples for roasting delivered with a random number ID
  • The tasting of the coffees is by ID number and by category
  • A table per judge with three cups per sample, maximum 10 samples per table
  • Evaluation pages submitted electronically; the auditing group verifies score and position
  • Top group median-score used for passing coffees by category to the International BoP Cupping
  • Generation of a new ID for the international competition
  • Tasting coffees by this new ID number and by category
  • Top median-score coffees awarded as Best of Panama Coffees
  • Top median-score coffees selected for E-Auction

Interesting Data






Cupping Labs


Cups per lot


Samples per table


SCA members

What people say about us...

"25 million of coffee growers from around the world, are watching what Panamanian Coffee Growers do, because 15 years ago, the best coffee of the world was introduce by the Peterson family. There is when a new movement was born, and it is the movement of the luxury coffee."

Will Young

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