All our seasonal espresso blends are named for animals who share our love of sweetness. This one is named for a fearless fighter with a ferocious sweet tooth: the honey badger won't let anyone stand between it and a sugary snack, like this syrupy seasonal espresso with flavors of cranberry, orange, and cola.

18g in | 27 seconds | 55g out

  • Type Espresso - Blend
  • Country Colombia, Ethiopia, Peru
  • Flavor Profile Apple + Raw Sugar
  • Variety Castillo, Colombia, Caturra, 74110, 74112, mixed indigenous, Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai

The details

  • Country Colombia
  • Producer Ciro Camayo
  • Region Sotará
  • Elevation Range 1700-1900 m.a.s.l.
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method Raised Bed
  • Harvest June-July 2020
  • Country Ethiopia
  • Producer smallholder growers
  • Region Guji
  • Elevation Range 1800-2100 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method raised bed sun-dried
  • Harvest December 2019 - January 2020
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2014
  • Country Peru
  • Producer smallholder growers
  • Region San Ignacio
  • Elevation Range 1500-1900 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Harvest May-October

How To Brew

We recommend your finished espresso should weigh 2.5 times as much as your coffee dose., which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the ground coffee. For espresso we recommend a fine grind, setting 1 if you are ordering from

Recommended Method Espresso Machine

  1. 01.
    Weigh Coffee 18g of coffee yields 45g
  2. 02.
    Grind Coffee
  3. 03.
    Make an even bed of coffee in the portafilter and pull the shot
  4. 04.

    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.