The Canales family began growing coffee in a quiet valley in northern Nicaragua in 1958. For more than 20 years, the family has married a deep commitment to organic farming with a tenacious pursuit of quality. When Daniel Canales, the second generation owner of Los Delirios, won the top prize at the 2004 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence with a certified organic submission, he became the first grower in the history of the event to do so. This organic Pacamara lot represents the family's foray into non-traditional varieties, and has been the most exciting coffee we have tried from the Canales family over the past four years.

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

The details

  • Country Nicaragua
  • Producer Daniel Canales
  • Region Pueblo Nuevo
  • Elevation Range 1300 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method raised bed shade-dried
  • Harvest January 2020
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2004

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

  • 01.
    Boil Water 205 - 212 F
  • 02.
    Weigh Coffee 1g of coffee per 18g of water
  • 03.
    Drop In Filter Add filter to equipment
  • 04.
    Grind Coffee Grind coffee and add to filter
  • 05.
    Add Water Add water in stages
  • 06.
    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.

    • 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.