In 2020, with help from the nonprofit CRS and funding from USAID, we convened a coffee quality event for smallholder cooperatives in Guatemala that we called Intelligentsia ECWx. We were impressed with the three women who represented the COOPESQUI coop, and even more impressed with the coffee they offered us. We sourced one small lot from them that same year, and never looked back. This is the fourth consecutive year we have worked with COOPESQUI, and the coffee just keeps getting better. We selected this lot, grown by coop member José Fernando Lopez at his farm some 2000 meters above sea level, for espresso preparation.