Las Moritas was established in 1988 when José Higinio Gómez and his wife, Aura Libia de Jesús Gómez, purchased their first plot of land. They began by cultivating and selling staple crops such as tomatoes, beans, and corn. Over time, they acquired more land, giving them space to experiment with coffee production. The first coffee seeds planted were Bourbon, a gift from Don Higinio's father. Over 30 years later, they are still growing those same staple crops, but coffee and a lush canopy of shade trees now dominate the 70-hectare landscape. The diverse terrain, soil, and microclimates of Las Moritas result in sweet, complex coffees that help anchor both our blends and our single origin menu.

This lot was harvested from several parcels of land that comprise the greater Las Moritas farm in San Antonio la Paz. A less commonly explored coffee region of Guatemala just 30 miles outside of the capital, the area is part of the rugged Sierra de las Minas range, renowned for its vast deposits of jade and marble that have been mined there for centuries.

  • Flavor Profile Caramel + Stone Fruit

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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    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.

12oz of Guatemala Las Moritas SOE
Guatemala Las Moritas SOE