This syrupy sweet espresso blend has been the staple of our lineup since the very beginning. Supreme balance and a wonderful sweetness make this a classic.

  • Type Espresso - Blend
  • Country Brazil, Costa Rica
  • Flavor Profile Chocolate + Molasses
  • Variety traditional Latin American varieties

The details

  • Country Brazil
  • Producer Pereira Family
  • Region Carmo de Minas
  • Elevation Range 900-1200 m
  • Processing Method Honey
  • Drying Method patio + mechanical dryer
  • Harvest June-August 2020
  • Country Costa Rica
  • Producer smallholder growers
  • Region Dota
  • Elevation Range 1400-2000 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method Mechanical Dryer
  • Harvest Nov 2020-March 2021

How To Brew

We recommend your finished espresso should weigh 2.5 times as much as your coffee dose, which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the ground coffee. For espresso we recommend a fine grind, setting 1 if you are ordering from intelligentsia.com

Recommended Method Espresso Machine

  1. 01.
    Weigh Coffee 18g of coffee yields 45g
  2. 02.
    Grind Coffee
  3. 03.
    Make an even bed of coffee in the portafilter and pull the shot
  4. 04.
    Enjoy
Espresso in cup
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    Why We're Different

    • Intelligentsia coffee buyers travel year-round working with a network of farmers. From the farm, coffee arrives at the roasting works in Chicago and Los Angeles, where coffee professionals cup, grade, and release over 50 single-origins and blends annually.

    • Intelligentsia Direct Trade means partnering with people who obsess about quality as much as we do, and building meaningful relationships with farmers. Today, the Intelligentsia Direct Trade community includes more than 50 partners in 14 countries.

    • A quarter-century of obsession with quality, more than 15 years of sourcing great coffee the right way, and an authoritative point of view on how to elevate coffee make Intelligentsia a trusted partner on your coffee journey.