Huila is the center of gravity in Colombian coffee. It is home to more than 100,000 growers who produce more coffee than any other region, and more than its fair share of the country’s best coffees. Within Huila, San Agustín has emerged as our favorite growing area and the most reliable source of single-origin coffees. We have been working there since 2016 with the exporter In-Conexus and a small but growing number of smallholder farmers committed to producing lots of extraordinary quality, including this one from the Balceros farm of Miller Fabricio Hoyos, who is making his first appearance on our single-origin menu.
- Country Colombia
- Producer Miller Fabricio Hoyos
- Region Huila
- Elevation Range 1850 m
- Processing Method Washed
- Drying Method raised bed shade-dried
- Harvest September - December 2022
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, 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.