Coffee Notes from All Over

Coffee Notes from All Over

The snarkiness begins. Canadian papers are having pseudo-hysterics over the per cup retail price of Panama Cup of Excellence Extraordinaire, Hacienda La Esmeralda. Starting this morning, coffee drinkers in Vancouver will be able to sip some seriously expensive brew....
The Coffee Phenom: Hacienda la Esmeralda Does It Again

The Coffee Phenom: Hacienda la Esmeralda Does It Again

US $130 a pound. Green. Wowsers. La Esmeralda has done it again… not only winning the Best of Panama competition four years in a row, but thrashing the competition in a bidding war that drove its price to dizzying heights, topping all other competition lots by a...

Coffee Notes from All Over

Hacienda La Esmeralda wins the SCAA cupping pavilion’s top spot, officially giving it the honor, “World’s Best Coffee.” For the third year in a row. Unprecedented. Science Blogs wants to know, why is New York coffee so bad? I’d like to...

Geisha the Belle of the Ball Again

Hacienda La Esmeralda works its magic for the second year in a row. In today’s “Best of Panama” Specialty Coffee online auction hosted by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and the Specialty Coffee Association of Panama, green...