Monday, May 26, 2008

La Esmeralda 2008

Sometimes i think they talk too much about this Panama farm. But on the other hand it's good publicity for the specialty coffee industry.
For myself it's always interesting to see what coffee companies are willing to pay for this (exceptional) bean.
Here the list.
It's mostly an American thing, but also Japan is buying in hard and to my pleasure i see Boon bought a small batch at the Panama auction as well.

As a final remark : if this is the top in the world, then you notice the money a coffee farmer can make is not to remarkable. 476 000 dollar in total for the Esmeralda lot. Not really a big company, nevertheless the reputation. A popular espresso bar can make the same figures.

(Also check for his thoughts about the auction)

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