Origin Story

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 fruit flavors in this lot reflect not just the farm's celebrated terroir and the Pérez family's relentless innovation in post-harvest processing, but also the result of years of breeding. This is an intensely fruity, rich Centroamericano H1, a new variety created from a cross between Sudan Rume and Sarchimor.

Sensory

With a citrus forward profile balanced out with the sweetness of grape and berries, this H1 from La Soledad is intensely fruity and rich - making it the perfect cup to drink while waking up.

  • Type Single Origin
  • Country Guatemala
  • Flavor Profile Apple + Raw Sugar
  • Variety H1

The details

  • Country Guatemala
  • Producer Henio Pérez
  • Region Acatenango
  • Elevation Range 1550-1650 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Harvest December 2022 - February 2023
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2006

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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    • 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.

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12oz red bag of Guatemala La Soledad H1
Guatemala La Soledad H1