This washed Bourbon is from a collection of individual farms in the Cajamarca region of Peru known as La Palestina. El Rejo is a parcel located at 1950 masl, and is run by the Alarcon family. They reinvest their profits back into the group of farmers, helping to evolve the commodity structure in the community.

  • Country Peru
  • Flavor Profile Tropical
  • Variety Bourbon

The details

  • Country Peru
  • Producer Alarcon Family
  • Region Cajamarca
  • Elevation Range 1950 masl
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method Raised Bed
  • Harvest July - October 2023
  • 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 bean. For our special selection coffees we recommend a pour over method either on a Chemex, V60 or Kalita Wave.

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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    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.

7oz of Peru Rejo Bourbon
Peru Rejo Bourbon 7oz