Intelligentsia Coffee
Guatemala La Soledad Geisha

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Chicago, Illinois


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Roast Level: Light
Bean Source Country: Guatemala
Bean Source Region: Acatenango
Varietal: Gesha



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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1085 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Value

    5.00 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    A spectacular gesha that's a little bit different from the usual. Less fruity and more floral. The platform is distinctly earl grey, with a very subtle herbal/pine hint (I'm OK with Intelligentsia's choice of juniper to describe it). There's also a touch of sweet tropical fruit, like a ripe pineapple.

    It's incredibly smooth - not a hint of bitterness, and has a super clean finish. It's very easy to drink a whole cup of this without thinking about it.

    Cupping Method:At Intelligentsia in Watertown, MA

    4 months ago ยท See more from Ted

More Details

Roast Level: Light
Light roast coffee is a delicately roasted coffee that retains more of the beans' natural flavors and characteristics. Light-roasted coffees have bright acidity, complex fruit, and floral notes. Light roast coffee does not have less caffeine than darker roasts because caffeine levels remain stable during roasting.
Bean Source Country: Guatemala
Guatemala is one of the main coffee-producing countries in Central America. Its volcanic soil and altitude make it ideal for producing quality arabica.
Coffee in Guatemala is grown in the high-altitude regions of the country. The country is known for producing high-quality Arabica beans, known for their well-balanced, rich, and complex flavors with notes of chocolate, fruit, and nuts with great acidity. The volcanic soil and favorable climate conditions contribute to the unique taste profile of Guatemalan coffee. The coffee industry is a significant part of the country's economy, with small-scale farmers and cooperatives being the primary producers. Guatemala represents around 2% of the world's coffee production, but due to its reputation for high quality, has an outsized impact in specialty roasts.
Bean Source Region: Acatenango
Coffee from Acatenango, Guatemala, is distinguished by its rich flavor, shaped by the fertile volcanic soil of the Acatenango Volcano. The unique microclimate and mineral-rich soil contribute to a complex profile, with bright acidity, full body, and notes of chocolate, fruit, and floral undertones. This coffee is highly valued for its exceptional quality and distinctive taste, influenced by the volcanic environment.

Best Rated Roasts of Intelligentsia Coffee

Intelligentsia Coffee is a coffee roaster from Chicago, IL United States. We have 31 cataloged roasts with 20 total reviews with a score of 4.58.

International Rank: #4 out of 774
Ranking is based on a combination of reviews and popularity on
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