Origin Story

What do you get when you take the world's most elegant coffee cultivar to a celebrated coffee region in Guatemala and put it in the hands of a family who knows what to do with it? La Soledad Geisha, a memorable coffee that reflects the hallmark flavors of the cultivar, the terroir of its origin, and the craft of its growers. The Pérez family has been growing coffee at La Soledad, in the volcanic soils of the Acatengango Valley, since 1895. This Geisha lot is an expression of that heritage and the commitment to quality of the fifth-generation growers managing the farm today.


This season's geisha from La Soledad in Guatemala is sweet and floral, with an herbaceous note reminiscent of Juniper berries.

  • Type Special Selection
  • Country Guatemala
  • Flavor Profile Tropical
  • Variety Geisha

The details

  • Country Guatemala
  • Processing Method Washed

How To Brew

We recommend starting with a 1:18 coffee-to-water ratio, which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the bean. For our special selection coffees we recommend a pour over method either on a Chemex, V60 or Kalita Wave.

Recommended Method Pour Over

  1. 01.
    Boil Water 205 - 212 F
  2. 02.
    Weigh Coffee 1g of coffee per 18g of water
  3. 03.
    Drop In Filter Add filter to equipment
  4. 04.
    Grind Coffee Grind coffee and add to filter
  5. 05.
    Add Water Add water in stages
  6. 06.
    Remove Filter Enjoy your coffee!
Image of pour over demonstration
    • Image of two growers hugging in field
      Image of two growers hugging in field
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      Image of the sky and mountains landscape
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      Image of growers sorting coffee beans

    Why We're Different

    • Intelligentsia coffee buyers travel year-round working with a network of farmers. From the farm, coffee arrives at the roasting works in Chicago, where coffee professionals cup, grade, and release over 50 single-origins and blends annually.

    • Intelligentsia Direct Trade means partnering with people who obsess about quality as much as we do, and building meaningful relationships with farmers. Today, the Intelligentsia Direct Trade community includes more than 50 partners in 14 countries.

    • A quarter-century of obsession with quality, more than 15 years of sourcing great coffee the right way, and an authoritative point of view on how to elevate coffee make Intelligentsia a trusted partner on your coffee journey.

Guatemala La Soledad Geisha 7oz
Guatemala La Soledad Geisha 7oz