Cafe Granja La Esperanza is known to be among the first to introduce the Geisha to Colombian soil. They are also well-regarded as a producer of higher end specialty coffees grown in eight distinct microclimates in the Colombian uplands. In command are brothers, Rigoberto and Luis Eduardo Herrera, who are continuing their family’s farming legacy into the third generation. Their coffees have increasingly been used in different categories of World and National Coffee Championships, with the competitors frequently ranking high.
They have five farms spread out in three mountain ranges at varying altitudes from 1,400 - 2,000 masl. This geisha is grown in Las Margaritas, the second highest farm after Cerro Azul.
It was in 2007 that Rigoberto had the chance to lease and manage La Carleida, a coffee farm in Boquete, Panama. After winning at the Best of Panama the next year, he decided to plant some of the geisha seeds in Colombia, and this marked a new chapter for Cafe Granja La Esperanza.