Intelligentsia

Versatile and balanced, this blend is an easy-to-enjoy coffee with a smooth body. Hints of toasted almond and dried fruits accompany the predominant flavor of milk chocolate.

  • SKU 300085
  • Country Colombia, Brazil
  • Elevation 1150 - 2000 m.a.s.l
  • Cultivar Bourbon, Caturra, Colombia, Castillo
  • Harvest Year 2016
Direct Trade 1
Dried FruitsMilk Chocolate

Frequency Blend

Wavelengths, radio signals, Hertz, phase velocity, light and sound: frequency is the measure of repetition, the rate of return to normalcy. In your morning ritual, there is a frequency to the whir of the spinning grinder’s teeth as they meet the beans, and in the slow drip from the filter that causes ripples in the pool of brewing coffee below. In our pursuit of excellent coffees, too, there is a frequency of the cycle of harvests, in the machines that mill the beans, and in the revolutions of the cast iron roasting drums.

Frequency Blend is our attempt to capture these ideas in an easy-to-enjoy cup. It’s a harmonious composition of pulped-natural Brazilian coffee and fully washed Zambian coffee that changes seasonally depending on what is fresh and tasting great. Brazil is known for being the world’s leading exporter of coffee, and we’ve spent years developing relationships with growers who are able to consistently produce the high caliber quality we expect. Hand-picked coffee cherries from family owned and operated farms are de-pulped (the flesh of the fruit is stripped away from the seed) and dried on patios in the sun and finished in temperature-regulated gentle mechanical driers before processing for export. Zambian coffees, cradeled by a supple mouth feel and juicy sweetness, are fermented and washed after de-pulping. Our three year relationship with Zambia has led us to farmers we hope to work with year after year.

Frequency Blend’s flavor profile is simple, yet refined: the Brazil component contributes a smooth body and predominate note of milk chocolate, with the washed Zambia adding an accent of lemongrass, pineapple, and breakfast tea. It’s what we refer to as a “chuggable” coffee: a well-balanced blend that’s enjoyable on its own, or with a little added milk if that’s your preference. Either way, we hope it becomes a staple in your morning routine.

Espresso

Espresso

All home and commercial espresso machines.

Turkish Grind

Turkish Grind

If you need a little bit coarser grind for your espresso machine or utilize this favorite preparation in eastern Europe.

Stovetop Espresso

Stovetop Espresso

Moka pots and stovetop espresso kettles need a very fine grind.

Cone Filter - Paper

Cone Filter - Paper

Most automatic and electric brewers utilize this grind setting.

Cone Filter - Gold

Cone Filter - Gold

Automatic brewers with reusable mesh filters, or a Kone manual brewing insert.

Universal

Universal

If you're buying for a friend, or are just not sure - this is a good grind for most drip brewers.

Technivorm

Technivorm

We found this excellent automatic brewer needed a bit coarser grind than other cone filter brewers.

Vacuum Brewer

Vacuum Brewer

For those with an electric or flame-heated vacuum brewer.

Flat Bottom - Paper

Flat Bottom - Paper

Any basket-style brewer, including automatic and Kalita wave manual brewing.

Flat Bottom - Gold

Flat Bottom - Gold

For automatic brewers with basket-style reusable filters.

French Press

Hario Dripper

Manual pourover cone brewing is a simple, no frills way of brewing.

Grind Type

French Press

A classic of immersion brewing. Select this grind for perfect classical preparation.

Chemex

Chemex

The iconic Chemex, this grind provides a perfectly paired offering for the special filters made for this brewer.

Percolator

Percolator

Our coarsest grind, this also provides a good pre-ground solution for cold brew at home.

Whole Bean

Whole Bean

For those with a grinder at home, we love freshly ground coffee! We prefer burr grinders for a more even brew.