Our first release of the year from our long-time Direct Trade partners at Coopedota, a farmer cooperative in Dota, San José that has been bringing some of Costa Rica's best coffees to market since 1960 and collaborating with Intelligentsia since 2005. Not only do they deliver excellent coffee year after year, but their carbon neutral mill is a model of environmental sustainability that reduces water use and treats wastewater to protect public water sources in Dota from contamination. Coopedota's innovations in processing, state of the art infrastructure, and programs for cooperative members continually push boundaries and leave us inspired every year we visit.

  • Country Costa Rica
  • Flavor Profile Caramel + Stone Fruit
  • Variety Caturra, Catuai

The details

  • Country Costa Rica
  • Producer Various smallholders
  • Region Dota, Tarrazu
  • Elevation Range 1650-1950 masl
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2004

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.