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Posted by Maria Arias on May 29, 2017
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Geisha Coffee wins international tasting “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 “The Best of Panama” held in Boquete Chiriquí, to identify the best beans in the country, prior to an electronic auction to take place in July.

The international coffee tasting began on Wednesday and culminated on Saturday, the grain produced by the Petterson family was imposed on the Hacienda La Esmeralda.

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 grains of the special 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 grain, 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 in process natural is the most expensive internationally. He also mentioned that the international pick was chosen the 50 best lots that will participate in the online auction for the month of July.