Every year we await the annual Geisha harvest at Bolivia's Finca Takesi with eager anticipation. Its owners claim it is the highest coffee farm in the world, and we aren't arguing with them. The extraordinary elevation of the farm seems to intensify the flavors of all its coffees, but most especially its Geisha. This year's harvest combines the persistent sweetness and delicate florals that are a hallmark of the Geisha cultivar with a basket full of tropical fruit flavors, including mango, lime, passion fruit, and watermelon.
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.