This lot represents the culmination of a remarkable 10-year reclamation project at Santa Elisa Pachup farm in the Acatenango region of Guatemala. When the owners faced the prospect of renovating 300 hectares of coffee back in 2014, they turned to our friends at Los Volcanes Coffee for help. Los Volcanes financed a staged approach to replanting the farm, committed to purchasing everything it produced, and rebuilt a coffee mill in nearby Antigua damaged in a tropical storm to process the farm’s coffee. In 2018, they established the first Geisha plantation at elevations ranging between 1600 and nearly 1700 meters above sea level. This is the farm’s first Geisha harvest big enough for export, and it is a stunner. Los Volcanes set a little aside for us, and submitted the rest to the Guatemala Cup of Excellence competition, where it took 10th place. We are proud to be the only U.S. roaster to offer this lot.