Online Auction of Panamanian Specialty Coffee

After obtaining first place in "Best of Panama 2009," Hacienda La Esmeralda will conduct an Internet auction of its Geisha coffee variety.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

International buyers from the US, Europe, Japan, North Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Czech Republic and England will participate in the online auction which will be held today, May 19."

Daniel Peterson, who is responsible for the hacienda’s production, told Laestrella.com.pa that they were expecting to auction 150 quintals of the Geisha coffee variety. "He indicated that in recent days, seven 200 g. vacuum packed samples were sent to more than 60 buyers who showed interest in participating so that they could sample the product that was to be auctioned."

In previous editions of the electronic auction, the Geisha coffee variety from Hacienda La Esmeralda has sold for $130 a pound.

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Coffee Auction Begins in Guatemala

July 2010

Wednesday sees the beginning of the eighth electronic auction organized by the Excellence Cup.

28 batches of coffee from various regions of Guatemala will be auctioned.
In the last event, the highest price was obtained by the El Injerto plantation ($22.04) and a total of 402 bags, each weighing 69 kg, were sold for $526,150.

Guatemalan Coffee to be Auctioned Online

June 2010

28 premium coffee lots will be auctioned on July 14 at the 2010 Excellence Cup Internet Auction.

The participating coffees were chosen by experts back on March and April. Domestic tasters selected 60 varieties, which were then tested by international specialists, whom chose the best 28.

Panama: Geisha Variety Wins Coffee Tasting

May 2009

The flavor and aroma of Geisha coffee took the top two positions in the XII version of the "Best of Panama 2009" tasting.

First place went to the Hacienda La Esmeralda, owned by the Peterson family and second place went to Carleida Farm, owned by Carlos Santiago.

Raul Lopez wrote in la Estrella.com.pa: "The third place went to the Pacamara variety, produced on the Gea Burnesky farm belonging to Gonzalo Rojas, who explained that this variety was brought from El Salvador. Fourth place went to a mixture of Caturra A and Typica from the Paso Ancho Farm owned by the Franceshi Aguilera family, while fifth place went to Lamastus Family Estates, which presented a Catuai sample.

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