Origin Story

The fruit bat follows its keen sense of smell on its endless search for sugary sweets. Our team takes the same approach to developing our annual Fruit Bat seasonal espresso blend. This year's edition features selections from three of the most celebrated specialty coffee origins in the world: Colombia, Ethiopia, and Kenya.


Our seasonal Fruit Bat espresso is delightfully sweet and juicy, with a refreshing grapefruit tartness to round it out.

  • Type Espresso - Blend
  • Country Ethiopia, Guatemala
  • Flavor Profile Caramel + Stone Fruit
  • Variety Ethiopian heirlooms

The details

  • Country Ethiopia
  • Producer smallholder growers
  • Region Oromia, Guji Zone
  • Elevation Range 1900-2250 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method raised bed sun-dried
  • Harvest November 2022 - Feburary 2023
  • Country Guatemala

How To Brew

We recommend your finished espresso should weigh 2.5 times as much as your coffee dose, which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the ground coffee. For espresso we recommend a fine grind, setting 1 if you are ordering from intelligentsia.com

Recommended Method Espresso Machine

  1. 01.
    Weigh Coffee 18g of coffee yields 45g
  2. 02.
    Grind Coffee
  3. 03.
    Make an even bed of coffee in the portafilter and pull the shot
  4. 04.
Espresso in cup
    • Image of two growers hugging in field
      Image of two growers hugging in field
    • Image of the sky and mountains landscape
      Image of the sky and mountains landscape
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      Image of growers sorting coffee beans

    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.