Raul Perez - Guatemala Geisha (Extra-Light)
Raul Perez - Guatemala Geisha (Extra-Light)

Raul Perez - Guatemala Geisha (Extra-Light)

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This is our second year working with Raul, the Perez family and his wonderful geishas. This coffee is from his farm, El Llano, and is floral with sweet peach acidity and a silky coconut finish. This exclusive Extra-Light roast should be rested at least four weeks.

200G - Preorder to ship mid-late June

  • Variety: Geisha
  • Country: Guatemala
  • Region: Acatenango
  • Process: Washed
  • Altitude: 1600 MASL
  • Harvest: February 2024
  • Producer: Raul Perez
  • Farm: El Llano

tasting iconIn the cup

We get delicate florals, stonefruit acidity and sweetness like peaches. With the extra-light we get very delicate florals with an aroma focused roast. This coffee also has a nutty coconut like sweetness and a light body with a long sweet finish.

Clean Funky
Terroir Process

producer iconAbout The Producer

The Perez family uses a traditional washed method of processing for all of their coffees, and everything is done manually from picking to drying. They have also been experimenting with different fermentations to achieve new flavour profiles and push the boundaries. They have built a new lab on site recently, allowing them to cup all their coffees directly at the farm. Raul is a pioneering coffee producer who is passionately interested in innovation, quality, and sustainability. La Llano is 45 hectares (111 acres) and rests in the shadow of the volcano El Fuego alongside 45 hectares of natural forest reserve.

variety iconVariety

This variety was originally collected from coffee forests in Ethiopia in the 1930s. From there, it was sent to the Lyamungu research station in Tanzania, and then brought to Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) in Central America in the 1953, where it was logged as accession T2722. It was distributed throughout Panama via CATIE in the 1960s after it had been recognized for tolerance to coffee leaf rust. However, the plant's branches were brittle and not favored by farmers so it was not widely planted. The coffee came to prominence in 2005 when the Peterson family of Boquete, Panama, entered it into the "Best of Panama" competition and auction. It received exceptionally high marks and broke the then-record for green coffee auction prices, selling for over $20/pound.There is significant confusion about Geisha because there are multiple genetically distinct plant types that have been referred to as Geisha, many of which share similar geographic origins in Ethiopia. Recent genetic diversity analyses conducted by World Coffee Research confirm that Panamanian Geisha descendent from T2722 is distinct and uniform. It is associated with extremely high cup quality when the plants are managed well at high altitude, and is known for its delicate floral, jasmine, and peach-like aromas.

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We Paid - $47.12USD/KG
Roasted Costs - $56.18USD/KG