The Alarcón Coronel family and its La Palestina farm are well-known to us. We have been working with the family and sourcing coffee from its farm on and off since 2018. This release features a variety that is less well-known to us. Bourbon Marshell is named for the owner of the farm in northern Peru where unusual coffee plants were first discovered a few years ago. The seed from those plants was multiplied and distributed to farms throughout the region, including La Palestina. This is the first lot of Bourbon Marshell we have sourced, but it won’t be the last — Bourbon Marshell is now coming into production at scale.

  • Country Peru
  • Flavor Profile Apple + Raw Sugar
  • Variety Bourbon Marshell

The details

  • Country Peru
  • Producer Familia Alarcón Coronel
  • Region Cajamarca
  • Elevation Range 1640-1980 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method Raised Bed
  • Harvest July-November 2022
  • 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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