While the Cup of Excellence competition shines a spotlight on the coffees that take the top spots, we often find the lots we like best are sitting quietly in the shadows. We tasted every lot in the 2019 Peru CoE multiple times, and kept coming back to the one that placed 17th, a blend of Caturra and Geisha varieties that tastes to us like fresh berries, sweet citrus, and honey.

  • Type Special Selection
  • Country Peru
  • Flavor Profile Tropical
  • Variety Caturra + Geisha

The details

  • Country Peru
  • Producer Jose Cristián Laván Guerrero
  • Region Cajamarca
  • Elevation Range 1650 m
  • Processing Method Washed

How To Brew

We recommend starting with a 1:18 coffee-to-water ratio, which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the ground coffee. For our single origin coffees we recommend a pour over method either on a Chemex, V60 or Kalita Wave on a 5 or 6 grind setting if you are ordering from Intelligentsiacoffee.com.

Recommended Method Pour Over

  • 01.
    Boil Water 205 - 212 F
  • 02.
    Weigh Coffee 1g of coffee per 18g of water
  • 03.
    Drop In Filter Add filter to equipment
  • 04.
    Grind Coffee Grind coffee and add to filter
  • 05.
    Add Water Add water in stages
  • 06.
    Remove Filter Enjoy your coffee!

    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.