Coffee competitions virtual

Coffee competitions go virtual

As the world adapts to life during coronavirus, coffee judging competitions have vowed to continue in a revised, virtual format, to support farmers and share top quality coffees with the world. There’s something special about cupping a freshly brewed coffee in the origin of where it’s produced. It could be the sound of Spanish words echoing in the room, the squawk of a toucan in the nearby tree, famers looking on, or the unique slurping sounds of international judges who collectively make the Cup of Excellence (COE) competition one of the most revered in the world.
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Esmeralda Jaramillo

Cup of Gold: Making the best of the best available to anyone

Campos Coffee is releasing its most expensive coffee to date, Esmeralda Jaramillo from the 2019 Best of Panama, in single serves to make this Geisha experience available to anyone. Coffee is often compared to wine. Both beverages originate from plants, can possess complex flavour profiles, and offer varying degrees of quality based on how they are produced and processed.
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Campos Coffee brings two 95+ Geisha coffees to Australia

Campos Coffee has announced the release of two Geisha coffees, Super Mario and Jaramillo, from the award-winning Hacienda La Esmeralda coffee farm in Panama. The natural processed Special Release Super Mario San Jose, which will be available from 1 October, was purchased in an online auction direct from Esmeralda for $524 per kilogram. It will be available for sale in individually sealed 18-gram pouches for $18 per serve.
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Award-winning producers Aida Batlle and Rachel Peterson to tour Australia

Renowned coffee producers Aida Batlle of El Salvador and Rachel Peterson of Panama are teaming up for a first of-its-kind collaborative tour to promote some of the most sought-after coffees in the world. Rachel and Aida will visit Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne for four events. Each will include a panel discussion, a question-and-answer session, coffee tastings and a meet and greet, where guests will be treated to cocktails featuring cascara from Aida and Rachel’s farms.
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Elida Estate natural ASD Geisha makes Best of Panama auction history at US$1029 per pound

After setting a new record for the highest score in the 2019 Best of Panama (BoP) competition in May, Elida Estate’s natural Geisha has done the same in the BoP auction on 17 July, selling for US$1029 per pound (about $1464). Buyers of the coffee include the Japanese Saza Coffee in Japan, Taiwanese Black Gold, OK Lao, Haaya Gourmet Coffee, HWC Roasters, and On The Up, British Difference Coffee, American Klatch Coffee, Willoughby’sCoffee & Tea, and Dragonfly, Chinese Coffee Tech and Grand Cru Coffee, Malaysian The Hub Coffee, and Australian Aroma Coffee.
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Aussies buy up big at record breaking Best of Panama auction

Australian buyers have secured nine of the 39 coffee lots on offer at the Best of Panama (BoP) auction on 19 July. “The two best Geisha Washed coffees are coming to Australia,” Coffee Treasures CEO Gavin Gam says. Gavin won a share of the top-ranked Elida Estate Geisha Green Tip Washed from producer Wilford Lamastus for his new green bean sourcing company, and on behalf of roaster D’Angelo Coffee. Kew Specialty Coffee also won a stake in this top palced BoP coffee, which scored 94.66 points in the international judging and was sold for US$661.00 per pound (about $886.33 per pound). Coffee Treasures secured four other top BoP coffees, including the record breaking Elida Estate’s Geisha Green Tip Natural, which received the highest bid of a green coffee sold at auction at US$803 per pound (about $1088 per pound).
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Wilford Lamastus of Elida Estate wins both Geisha categories in 2018 Best of Panama 

Wilford Lamastus of Elida Estate has done what no other producer has achieved in the 22 years of the Best of Panama, winning both the Washed and Natural Geisha categories in the 2018 competition. In 2016, Wilford broke the Best of Panama record in the Geisha Washed category, and in this year’s event, he broke his own record. Wilford submitted four Geisha variety coffees and placed first in the Washed Geisha category with 94.66 points for a Elida Geisha Washed (EGW), first in the Geisha Natural category with 93.34 points, and 12th with his El Burro Geisha Washed on 90.87 in the Geisha Washed category.
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