Origin Story

Peña Blanca is a small farm tucked into a northern pocket of the acclaimed coffee-growing region of Nariño. Before becoming a coffee farmer, Enuar Rodrigo Ramos raised livestock. He then used his proceeds to build a home for his family and acquire a 2-hectare plot of land dedicated to coffee. This lot is harvested from the Colombia Variety trees that Don Enuar cultivates on his farm.

The Colombia Variety is the result of a laboratory cross between Caturra and Timor Hybrid, yielding a plant that is resistant to coffee leaf rust, produces high cup quality, and can be densely planted to allow for more efficient and productive harvests. While this variety can be found on farms throughout Colombia, the care that Don Enuar and his family take in harvesting only ripe cherries and drying the coffee on covered, raised beds yields exceptional results.

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

The details

  • Country Colombia
  • Producer Enuar Rodrigo Muñoz Ramos
  • Region San Pedro de Cartago
  • Elevation Range 1700 masl
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method Raised Bed
  • Harvest November - December 2023
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2012

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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    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.