Our Honey Badger blend is named for a fearless fighter with a ferocious sweet tooth: the honey badger won't let anyone stand between it and a sugary snack, like this syrupy seasonal espresso with flavors of caramel, orange, and plum. Our Quality Control and Retail Education teams worked tirelessly to select just the right seasonal ingredients for this year's Honey Badger, settling on three single-origin lots after 16 different iterations.
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 Intelligentsiacoffee.com
Recommended Method Espresso Machine
Weigh Coffee 18g of coffee yields 45g
Make an even bed of coffee in the portafilter and pull the shot
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.