Origin Story

Daniel Canales was the first grower to ever win the top prize at a Cup of Excellence competition with an organic coffee, way back in 2004. We purchased some of that winning lot and have never stopped working with the Canales family, whose dual commitments to organic farming and quality-focused innovation haven't wavered. Today, those traditions are carried on by Daniel’s three boys, Milton, Norman, and Donal, the third generation of coffee growers at Los Delirios. This year marks the 20th year of collaboration between Intelligentsia and the Canales family. This organic Pacamara varietal lot, the product of a father-and-son collaboration between Daniel and Milton, makes its appearance on our single-origin menu for the seventh consecutive season.


This season's Pacamara from Los Delirios continues to be an approachable coffee with its caramel-like sweetness and soft citrus.

  • Type Single Origin
  • Country Nicaragua
  • Flavor Profile Apple + Raw Sugar

The details

  • Country Nicaragua

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

Nicaragua Los Delirios Pacamara

Nicaragua's coffee sector may sit in the long shadows cast by its storied neighbors, but there is a growing number of coffee farmers in Nicaragua. 

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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, 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.

12oz of Nicaragua Los Delirios Pacamara
Nicaragua Los Delirios Pacamara