We have developed a winning formula with the Pintado Brothers at their Rayos del Sol farm in the tiny village of Alto Ihuamaca in northern Peru. They deliver great coffee, we pay them premiums, and they reinvest to grow more and better coffee. Lather, rinse, repeat. This approach has made them a mainstay on our single-origin menu, where they make their fourth appearance in five years.

  • Type Single Origin
  • Country Peru
  • Flavor Profile Apple + Raw Sugar
  • Variety Bourbon, Caturra, Pache

The details

  • Country Peru
  • Producer Los Hermanos Pintado
  • Region Alto Ihuamaca
  • Elevation Range 1500-1800 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Harvest June-August 2020
  • 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 Intelligentsiacoffee.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!

    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.