In partnership with Coffee Treasures, we’re beyond stoked to present a unique and groundbreaking sensory coffee experience, offering coffee aficionados the chance to taste some of the best coffees in the world.

The event will showcase the no. 1 ranked coffee from the 2018 Best of Panama competition and the highest recorded scoring Best of Panama coffee in history, which scored 94.66 points, The Elida Estate Geisha Green Tip Washed produced by Wilford Lamastus.

Also on showcase will be two other award winning coffees from the 2018 Best of Panama Coffee Competition: the Esmerelda Special El Velo (Guabo) Washed, and the Elida Geisha Green Tip Natural (GN1), which broke the BOP highest auction price at US$803 per pound.

In a complete sensory experience, you’ll be guided by our Coffee Trainer and licensed Q Grader, Andrew Hunt, and hear from the award winning coffee farmers themselves through video.

Our Executive Chef, Paul McGrath will be presenting a carefully curated selection of petits fours, designed to highlight the unique notes of each coffee, while the inspired skills of our Head Roaster Nick Ferguson, will see the tasting experience evolve to touch all 5 senses.

The Best of Panama competition is considered one of the most prestigious events in the specialty coffee industry and The Grounds Roastery are excited to showcase such rare and sought-after coffees in a unique & innovative way. We look forward to doing similar such events highlighting the amazing specialty coffees we are working with and hero-ing the farmers who are driving innovation and leading the industry.


  • Elida Geisha Green Tip Washed (#1 Geisha Washed) – Highest recorded scoring BOP coffee in history, 94.66
  • Elida Geisha Green Tip Natural (#1 Geisha Natural) – Highest BOP auction price, US$803 per pound
  • Esmerelda Special El Velo (Guabo) Washed (#9 Geisha Washed)


Panama Geisha beans are considered the most sought after coffee beans in the world. Since 1996, Best of Panama (BOP) is a blind coffee tasting competition organised by The Specialty Coffee Association of Panama (SCAP). The Best of Panama represents the opportunity for local estates to promote the quality of their harvests, as this competition is overseen and judged by national and international experts in the specialty coffee industry.