This seasonal blend of three smallholder coffees is named for an animal that loves sweetness almost as much as we do. It comes from small farms in Colombia, Peru, and Rwanda, but delivers a big dose of sweetness.

18 grams in | 31 seconds | 50 grams out

  • Type Espresso - Blend
  • Country Colombia, Peru, Rwanda
  • Flavor Profile Apple + Raw Sugar
  • Variety Colombia, Castillo, Caturra, Bourbon, Bourbon, Caturra, Pache

The details

  • Country Colombia
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Harvest October-November 2020
  • Country Rwanda
  • Producer smallholder growers
  • Region Nyaruguru
  • Elevation Range 1920-2015 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method Raised Bed
  • Harvest April-June 2020
  • 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 your finished espresso should weigh 2.5 times as much as your coffee dose, which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the ground coffee. For espresso we recommend a fine grind, setting 1 if you are ordering from

Recommended Method Espresso Machine

  1. 01.
    Weigh Coffee 18g of coffee yields 45g
  2. 02.
    Grind Coffee
  3. 03.
    Make an even bed of coffee in the portafilter and pull the shot
  4. 04.

    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.