Soledad - Geisha

Rare & Exclusive lot (89+ points)

Finca Soledad, Imbabura, Ecuador – Washed Geisha

– “A terroir art expression of a classic washed Geisha grown by a passionate producer and our dear friend Pepe Jijon”.

What to expect in the cup

Orange blossom, lemon, honeysuckle. Extraordinary sweet and juicy with vibrant citrus acidity and elegant floral complexity.


This is our second year working with Pepe and bringing this same washed Geisha lot. After visiting Finca Soledad in July 2022, we were fascinated by Pepe’s approach to sustainable and super natural approach to growing and processing coffee. His philosophy of little intervention and slow drying is used to preserve the embryo of his coffees alive. This particular lot is left to dry inside ‘marquesinas’ or poly tunnels until humidity reaches 12%. Then the parchment coffee is placed inside GrainPro bags to stabilise for between 6 to 8 weeks. Simple yet beautiful way of processing coffee and the natural characteristics of this incredible washed Geisha are really shining bright throughout the cup. We love it and we hope you do too!
Finca Soledad is a stunning farm owned by Jose Ignacio Jijón, also known as Pepe. It is located 50 km north-west of Quito on the Andean slopes that form the Intag Valley and is surrounded by high mountains, dense biodiversity and the strong river Intag. Pepe has been producing coffee here since 2010 and the farm offers varieties like Typica Mejorado, Sidra and Gesha. The climate in the area is warm and humid and has a high rainfall in rainy season. Most of the plantation grows partially shaded by tall trees, these keep the plants cool in the dry season and in the wet season allow plenty of air flow for the humidity not to damage the plants. Before becoming a coffee farmer, Pepe was an experienced mountaineer and was the first Latin American to complete the ‘7 Summits Challenge’, which entails in climbing the highest peak in every continent. He also went on treacherous expeditions to Greenland, the north pole and south pole, and climbed several times the highest peaks in Ecuador as a mountain guide. He then decided to settle in Intag where he was introduced to coffee farming by the local coffee Cooperative. Since then his main focus has been producing high quality coffee. Pepe transmits his adventurous character through coffee, he loves experimenting with different processes and every time he does it, he puts in all his passion.