This is our first purchase from the second farm of Mauricio Rosales, an Intelligentsia Direct Trade partner since 2003. In 2014, Mauricio started Kape’Tenango, which means “land of coffee” in the indigenous Mam language, to focus on varieties not typically grown in Central America. This is the first year Mauricio produced coffee at Kape’Tenango, and he is off to a roaring start: the international jury at the most recent Cup of Excellence competition thought this blend of Kenyan varieties was among the best coffees produced in Guatemala in 2020.

  • Type Special Selection
  • Country Guatemala
  • Flavor Profile Caramel + Stone Fruit
  • Variety Batian, SL-34

The details

  • Country Guatemala
  • Producer Mauricio Rosales
  • Region La Libertad
  • Elevation Range 1800-1900
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method Raised Bed
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2003

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 Intelligentsiacoffee.com.

Recommended Method Pour Over

  • 01.
    Boil Water 205 - 212 F
  • 02.
    Weigh Coffee 1g of coffee per 18g of water
  • 03.
    Drop In Filter Add filter to equipment
  • 04.
    Grind Coffee Grind coffee and add to filter
  • 05.
    Add Water Add water in stages
  • 06.
    Remove Filter Enjoy your coffee!

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