Our first single origin espresso release of 2023 comes from Hermel Lasso's La Lomita farm in Buesaco, high in the Andes of southern Colombia. The La Lomita single origin espresso is reminiscent of fruit punch with its bounty of ripe stone fruit balanced out by a soft citrus. Its intensity lends itself to being grown at a higher elevation, and helps with clarity in the cup. This single origin espresso presents a fruity alternative to our Black Cat Classic, with notes of ripe stone fruit balanced out by soft citrus. It can be enjoyed with or without milk and is a refreshing summer take on a classic espresso shot.

18g in / 35-37 seconds / 50-52 grams

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

The details

  • Country Colombia
  • Producer Hermel Lasso
  • Region Buesaco
  • Elevation Range 1890 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method patio + raised bed
  • Harvest May-Aug 2022
  • 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 intelligentsia.com.

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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    • 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.

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