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Just a hair lighter than our Guatemala Medium Roast coffee, we're excited to have this La Inteligentsia in from Itiel Vasquez read more.

The Story

Señor Vásquez was born into coffee farming, and met his wife while working in coffee as a young man. He borrowed money from his father-in-law to go to the United States, where he worked for 12 years. When he returned he purchased 34 Hectares of land, which is now La Inteligencia. Itiel uses no herbicides on his farm and takes great care in only picking the most mature cherries. He has four sisters with more than 25 years experience working with coffee, who support the farm as well as their own lots. Itiel and his wife also have three children and hope they choose to continue the legacy of farming by using the plots of land they have set aside for each of them.

The Coffee

We're roasting this just a hair lighter than our regular Guatemala Medium Roast coffee. Your first sip, you'll get a rich dark chocolate note followed by a slight stone fruit and berry flavor and a rich, full body. There's a nice lingering sweetness on the finish for a really well balanced cup of coffee. 

  • Region: Huehuetenango
  • Elevation: 1805 MASL
  • Farm Size: 34 Ha
  • Producer: Itiel Vasquez
  • Varietal: Catuai, Bourbon
  • Processing: Washed

The Brew

We're really enjoying this in a V60 pour over. Currently, this is our recipe: 

  • 20g of coffee ground fine
  • Pour 40g of water and let it bloom for 30-45 seconds
  • Pour another 110g of water and swirl the brewer to settle the grounds
  • Pour 150g of water
  • Brew should finish at 2:15