Enrique López of Finca Chelín is not afraid to take risks in his relentless pursuit of flavor. When a friend brought him an obscure seed from Indonesia called Solok that Enrique had never heard of, he didn't flinch, planting it in some of the choicest groves on his farm. This tiny lot represents his first harvest of Solok — and the first we know of anywhere in the world outside Indonesia.
PLEASE NOTE: This coffee roasts & ships from Chicago only.
- Country Mexico
- Producer Enrique López
- Region Candelaria Loxicha
- Elevation Range 1550-1600 m
- Processing Method Multiple
- Drying Method raised bed shade-dried
- Harvest February-April 2021
- Direct Trade Partner Since 2012
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
Boil Water 205 - 212 F
Weigh Coffee 1g of coffee per 18g of water
Drop In Filter Add filter to equipment
Grind Coffee Grind coffee and add to filter
Add Water Add water in stages
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.
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