Region: San Marcos
Farm: Finca Nueva Granada
Elevation: 5,200 Feet
Drying Process: Honey
Cupping Notes: Blueberry, Floral, Pear, Honey
During harvest time at Finca Nueva Granada, in the municipality of San Marcos, seasonal workers strap wicker baskets to their waists each morning, preparing to pass through the farm's full groves, making pregnant bellies of deep red coffee cherries.
Nestled between Guatemala's tallest volcanoes, Tajumulco and Tacana, the coffee trees of Finca Nueva Granada sit high on mountainous slopes in soil made rich by volcanic ash. After picking, employees use the farm's spring water source to pulp the cherries, washing and grading the coffees before they are dried on patios.
Once again we recognize Finca Nueva Granada as Guatemala's first Rain Forest Alliance certified farm, and this special harvest is a HONEY PROCESSED GEISHA.
The Geisha tree or Abisinian is known to be a high and rarefied plant; its leaves are oblong and narrow. The cherries and seeds are known to be big and can be easily recognized.
First brought to international prominence in 2004 from a farm in Panama, this ediscovered coffee originates in Ethiopia close to the original home of coffee. With prices for high altitude Geishas fetching over $600 per pound (highest price recorded for ANY coffee), this Guatemalan Geisha from the boutique farm of Nueva Granada, is an outstanding example of a fine Geisha coffee.