Geisha Coffee Wins International Tasting Competition In “The Best of Panama”
Geisha continues to dominate among the best coffee in the world by getting 94.1 points out of 100, at an international coffee tasting known as “The Best of Panama” held in Boquete Chiriquí. The goal of the competition is to identify the best beans in the country before an electronic auction that takes place in July.
The international coffee tasting competition began on Wednesday and went on until Saturday.
A total of 17 judges from Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia and the United States had the task of examining 76 lots of beans of the particular varieties geisha and pacarama, as well as traditional coffees.
Acan-Efe Daniel Peterson said “2017 has been a great year. We are extremely happy with the score of the natural geisha, which despite the complexity of this coffee, with fruity flavors, jasmine, are all very complex attributes”. He also noted that the production was faced with climatic challenges, which nevertheless did not dent the bean, whose quality was “recognized and rewarded” by the judges.
Francisco Serracín, a producer and national taster and member of the Association of Special Coffees of Panama, said that geisha natural process coffee is the most expensive internationally. He also mentioned that the international pick was chosen from the 50 best lots that will participate in the online auction taking place in July.