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Our House Blend is designed to showcase the intrinsic sweetness and lively fruit flavors that characterize our favorite coffees. Milk chocolate, mandarin, and apple are tastes we love and are presented here with high definition clarity.

  • SKU 300039
  • Country Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala
  • Harvest Year 2016
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House Blend

Intelligentsia’s House Blend is designed to showcase the lively fruit and cane sugar sweetness that characterize our best Latin American coffees. Always 100% Direct Trade, this blend is crafted to represent a cross-section of our favorite relationship coffees, and characterize the flavors we reward and cherish in our Single Origin line. Predominance of sweetness, a lightly fruit-focused acidity, and crystalline clarity are paramount in each of the coffees we select.

Comprised of different seasonal coffees, House Blend is carefully blended and regularly tested for quality and adherence to its intended flavor profile. While the composition may change from time to time, the blend retains its inherent character not only because of methodical quality monitoring, but also as a result of the strident selection process we use to buy all of our coffees. Intensive lot selection, expedient shipping logistics, and a complete feedback loop ensure not only high quality coffee but also longevity to our relationships.

From the Mexican coffees of Oaxaca to the mountain slopes of the Andes in South America, some of the best Latin American coffee farms are frequently planted with Bourbon and Bourbon-hybrid trees. These varieties, while revered for their high quality, are not the most forgiving plants to cultivate; they require a dedicated and watchful farmer to maintain their health and productivity. When careful crop husbandry meets good environmental factors like nutrient-rich soil composition, sufficient elevation, and appropriate amounts of rainfall and sunlight, the flavors are unique and exciting. Mandarin, lemon, milk chocolate and apple are some of the tastes we love in coffees from this part of the world, and are presented in our House Blend with high definition clarity.

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.