No tricks, just a frighteningly tasty treat: the return of the doom berry! A few years ago for Halloween we released a limited-edition single-origin espresso from the Ndumberi (en-DOOM-berry) farmer association in Kenya that was scary good. This year's version is optimized for filter preparation.

  • Type Single Origin
  • Country Kenya
  • Flavor Profile Chocolate + Molasses
  • Variety SL-28, SL-34

The details

  • Country Kenya
  • Producer smallholder community
  • Region Kiambu
  • Elevation Range 1800-1900 m.a.s.l.
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method raised bed sun-dried
  • Harvest November 2020 -January 2021
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2015

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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Origin Story

Kenya Ndumberi

There's a reason why so many coffee professionals around the world will name Kenya as their favorite origin. 

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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 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.