Back in 2018, we created the ECWx event to help more small-scale family farmers participate in the specialty coffee market. In 2020, we worked with friends at Catholic Relief Services and funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development to convene the third annual ECWx event in Guatemala. This single-farm lot from a member of Cooperativa Esquipulas in the storied Guatemalan coffee origin of Huehuetenango is the second single-origin lot Intelligentsia has sourced through ECWx.

  • Type Single Origin
  • Country Guatemala
  • Flavor Profile Apple + Raw Sugar
  • Variety Typica, Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai

The details

  • Country Guatemala
  • Producer Gildardo Perez
  • Elevation Range 1884
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Harvest January-April

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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Origin Story

Guatemala ECWx Gildardo Perez

Guatemalan coffee is special. Maybe it is the tradition of the country's fabled estates- the earliest date back to the first half of the nineteenth century 

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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.