Since 2003, we have been working in Marcala with the Caballero family: Fabio and Sandra Isabel Caballero, their daughter Marysabel, son-in-law Moisés, and the rest of the team at their farms and mills. Since 2012, they have been growing Geisha, the world's most elegant and most celebrated cultivar. This Geisha lot comes from a cool pine grove at Las Virginias, the family's highest-elevation farm.

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

  • Type Single Origin
  • Country Honduras
  • Flavor Profile Chocolate + Molasses
  • Variety Geisha

The details

  • Country Honduras
  • Producer Fabio Antonio Caballero
  • Region La Paz
  • Elevation Range 1400-1600 m.a.s.l.
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method Mechanical Dryer
  • Harvest January-March 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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Honduras landscape

Origin Story

Honduras Caballero Family Geisha

For many years, we referred to our Direct Trade program in Honduras as La Tortuga, Spanish for "tortoise." It was a name inspired by Aesop's fable of the tortoise and the hare. 

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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 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.