We have been sourcing coffee from Bolivia for more than a decade, virtually all of it from the traditional coffee region of Caranavi in the rugged Andes near the capital La Paz. This coffee comes from the emerging specialty region of Samaipata, near Bolivia's thriving second city Santa Cruz, where the Andes meet the Amazon. This is the second consecutive season we have sourced this Java varietal grown by our oldest direct trade partner in Bolivia, the Rodríguez family.
- Country Bolivia
- Producer Familia Rodríguez
- Region Samaipata
- Elevation Range 1,600 m
- Processing Method Washed
- Drying Method multiple
- Harvest September 2020
- Direct Trade Partner Since 2009
How To Brew
We recommend starting with a 1:18 coffee-to-water ratio, which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the ground coffee. For our single origin coffees we recommend a pour over method either on a Chemex, V60 or Kalita Wave on a 5 or 6 grind setting if you are ordering from intelligentsia.com.
Recommended Method Pour Over
Boil Water 205 - 212 F
Weigh Coffee 1g of coffee per 18g of water
Drop In Filter Add filter to equipment
Grind Coffee Grind coffee and add to filter
Add Water Add water in stages
Remove Filter Enjoy your coffee!
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.