The Pérez family started growing coffee at Finca La Soledad in Acatenango in the 19th century, but their approach is strictly 21st-century modern. The pronounced fruit flavors in this lot are the product of constant experimentation and innovation in post-harvest processing.

PLEASE NOTE: This coffee roasts & ships from Chicago only.

  • Type Single Origin
  • Country Guatemala
  • Flavor Profile Apple + Raw Sugar
  • Variety Catuai

The details

  • Country Guatemala
  • Producer The Perez Famiily
  • Region Acatenango
  • Elevation Range 1400-1600 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method Raised Bed
  • Harvest December 2020-February 2021

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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Origin Story

Guatemala La Soledad Catuai

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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