This Geisha lot features elegant flavors that were originally developed in the ancient coffee forests of southwestern in Ethiopia. It was grown in a place well-suited for producing high-quality coffee: El Encanto is located at an elevation of 1850 meters above sea level in a district of Santa María de Dota called Calle Copey. But this coffee's exceptional pedigree and terroir are only part of the explanation of what makes it so good. The rest of the story involves the members of the Brenes family who grew and harvested the lot with a focus on quality, and the team at COOPEDOTA that dried it in the sticky, sweet pulp of the coffee fruit as part of their honey-process protocol.

  • Type Single Origin
  • Country Costa Rica
  • Flavor Profile Apple + Raw Sugar

The details

  • Country Costa Rica
  • Region Dota, Tarrazu
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2005

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 Costa Rica El Encanto Honey
Costa Rica El Encanto Geisha