Way back in the past I was a judge at the Panama coffee ranges from medium quality lower altitude farms to those at 1600 - 1800 meters centered in the area of Boquete in the Chirqui district near the... ...more Cupping is a method of tasting coffee by steeping grounds in separate cups for discrete amounts of ground coffee, to reveal good flavors and defects to their fullest.... ...more Competition: Here are my photos and notes!
This was my second year as a judge in the Best of Panama cupping competition… and here is the esteemed panel of coffee folks that I had the pleasure to cup with. Overall, the panel was mostly U.S. but we did have Bolivian, Japanese, Costa Rican and Panamanian judges -oh, and Maine too.
The Results of our efforts as judges in the 2003 Best of Panama Competition:
|Place||Points||Name||Micro Region||Sample Owner||In Kenya, a "Factory" is actually a coffee wet mill (called a washing station in other parts of Africa) where the fresh cherry is brought for wet-processing. It... ...more|
|1||91.40||Coopcafeb Lote A||Boquete||Cooperativa de Productores de Café Boquete||Coopcafeb|
|2||89.38||Spanish 101: Finca is the Spanish word for farm. Sometimes the term Hacienda is used to imply an Estate, which would mean the farm has its own wet-mill.... ...more Lerida||Alto Quiel||John Collins||Finca Lerida|
|3||88.05||Carmen A "coffee estate" is used to imply a farm that has its own processing facility, a wet-mill. In Spanish this is called an Hacienda. A Finca (farm) does... ...more||Paso Ancho||Mirza de Aguilera||Carmen Estate|
|4||87.96||Las Victorias Estate Coffee||Cañas Verdes||Dr. Leonidas Pretelt||Casa Ruiz, S.A.|
|5||87.46||Elida Estate Coffee||Alto Quiel||Thatcher’s Coffee|
|Casa Ruiz, S.A.|
Ojo de Agua Estate
|Santa Clara||Familia Hartmann||Hartmann &|
Casa Ruiz, S.A.
|7||87.06||Café Ole||Barriles, Volcan||Ramon Garcia de Paredes||Café Volcan Baru, S.A.|
|8||86.69||El Burro Estate||El Burro, Boquete||Thatcher’s Coffee|
|Casa Ruiz, S.A.|
|9||86.23||Café Jurutungo||Piedra de Candela||Finca Gallardo||Marcel Miranda|
|10||86.00||Café Eleta, El Capitan||Piedra de Candela||Fernando Eleta, CIATSA||Café Volcan Baru, S.A.|
|11||85.03||Coopcafeb 2||Boquete||Cooperativa de Productores de Café Boquete||Coopcafeb|
|12||85.00||Don Bosco Estate Coffee||Piedra de Candela||Choli de Moreno||Finca Don Bosco|