Origin Story

Fazenda Santuário Sul is a coffee nerd's dream farm. Inspired by his travels to Intelligentsia's Extraordinary Coffee Workshops, Luiz Paulo planted over 30 exotic coffee varieties on 80 hectares of land. He has paired his desire for new genetics with a passion for processing. The seeds for this Geisha lot came from Panama which is where this highly sought after variety was (re)discovered in 2004. Luiz Paulo ensured an exceptional cup quality through careful processing. This lot underwent an anaerobic fermentation process for 72 hours before it was dried in a Blue House that is equipped with a special material to reflect harsh wavelengths of light. The result is a slow drying process to ensure a uniform and sweet cup quality.


Dried florals and resonant sweetness make this Brazilian geisha harmonious and approachable for all.

  • Country Brazil
  • Flavor Profile Apple + Raw Sugar
  • Variety Geisha

The details

  • Country Brazil
  • Region Carmo de Minas
  • Processing Method Semi-washed
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2006

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 bean. For our special selection coffees we recommend a pour over method either on a Chemex, V60 or Kalita Wave.

Recommended Method Pour Over

  1. 01.
    Boil Water 205 - 212 F
  2. 02.
    Weigh Coffee 1g of coffee per 18g of water
  3. 03.
    Drop In Filter Add filter to equipment
  4. 04.
    Grind Coffee Grind coffee and add to filter
  5. 05.
    Add Water Add water in stages
  6. 06.
    Remove Filter Enjoy your coffee!
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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, 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.

7oz Brazil Santuário Sul Geisha
Brazil Santuário Sul Geisha 7oz