The Pérez family, fifth-generation coffee farmers, decided to plant a hybrid variety known as Centroamericano H1 six years ago to protect their livelihood for the future. This coffee is a cross between Rume Sudan and Sarchimor, and is recognized for cup quality and resistance to coffee leaf rust. This coffee tells the story of why the Pérez family has such a strong reputation for progressive and quality-focused decisions in Acatenango, Guatemala.

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

The details

  • Country Guatemala
  • Producer Perez Family
  • Region Acatenango
  • Elevation Range 1300-1500
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method Patio

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

  • 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!

    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 and Los Angeles, 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.