We traveled to Nariño in 2010 for the Cup of Excellence competition and tasted some unforgettable coffees from Buesaco. We decided to visit to see for ourselves the source of such extraordinary coffee, and we never stopped going back. El Bado was among the first farms in Nariño we sourced from, and it has made regular appearances on our menu ever since.

  • Type Single Origin
  • Country Colombia
  • Flavor Profile Apple + Raw Sugar
  • Variety Caturra, Typica, Bourbon

The details

  • Country Colombia
  • Producer María Etilvina Días
  • Region Buesaco
  • Elevation Range 2000 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method Raised Bed
  • Harvest May-July 2021
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2010
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Colombia Landscape

Origin Story

Colombia El Bado

Colombia lies at the northwestern extreme of South America, a continent whose western flank is marked by the majestic Andes mountain range.

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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.