GUATEMALA – El NOGAL, Geisha, Microlot
El Nogal was a farm that Sr Perez purchased in 2008 from his mate. It is just down the road from his other farm called El Libano. One morning he was visiting the exporter, when they asked him if he had Geisha. He had never heard of it. They said well if you see a plant that branches are up in a V shape, the leaves are copper tipped, and the beans are oval shaped, than that maybe a geisha. Sr Perez returned to his farm, when his farm manager who was picking El Nogal for the first time said “Señor, we have a problem. Something is really weird with these plants. Sr Perez why, what does it look like? So they went through the test – branch shape, oval bean shape, copper tipped.
A few more weeks passed, and Sr Perez received an email saying “Congrats! You have Geisha!”
That is how the story of Sr Perez’s geisha began.