Yeison Libardo López comes from a long line of coffee growers. He is continuing the legacy of the generations before him on his farm, El Estoraque, in the town of Buesaco, Nariño. Perched atop a ridge of the Colombian Andes in the storied state of Nariño, Buesaco is a specialty coffee hub that is renowned for its quality. The combination of high altitude (averaging 2,000 meters), volcanic soils, and a climate of warm days, cool nights, and distinct rainy and dry seasons, creates the ideal conditions for growing coffee. With the right knowledge and infrastructure, coffee producers like Don Yeison can capitalize on these natural conditions, preparing lots that highlight the best of what Buesaco's terroir has to offer.

Diverging from the tradition of washed coffees, this lot is a honey process. After the ripe cherries were harvested, the coffee was de-pulped just enough to remove the skin while still leaving some of the pulpy fruit in tact. From there, the coffee was fermented anaerobically for an extended period of time, and washed just once before being transferred to covered, raised drying beds. The extended fermentation combined with the presence of the fruit pulp imparts a tangy sweetness to the coffee while still presenting a cup with balance and clarity.

  • Country Colombia
  • Flavor Profile Caramel + Stone Fruit
  • Variety Caturra

The details

  • Country Colombia
  • Region Nariño
  • Elevation Range 2020 masl
  • Processing Method Honey
  • Drying Method Raised Bed
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2010

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

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.

12oz of Colombia El Estoraque Honey
Colombia El Estoraque Honey