This coffee represents the best of the 2020 harvest from three smallholder cooperatives in the rugged Sierra Mixteca of Oaxaca we have been working with intensively over the past four seasons: Yucuhiti, Tee Nenuu, and Pequeños Productores Mixtecos. Their coffees were sorted and selected for us by Cepco, a smallholder cooperative union we have worked with since 2002. This coffee is our favorite to date in our ongoing collaboration to improve quality.

  • Type Single Origin
  • Country Mexico
  • Flavor Profile Apple + Raw Sugar
  • Variety Bourbon, Typica

The details

  • Country Mexico
  • Producer smallholder farmers
  • Region Sierra Mixteca
  • Elevation Range 1500-1700 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method patio sun-dried
  • Harvest December 2019-March 2020
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2002

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

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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    • 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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