La Inteligencia, Catuai Bourbon - Guatemala

La Inteligencia, Catuai Bourbon - Guatemala

Señor Vásquez was born into coffee farming, and met his wife while working in coffee as a young man. He borrowed money from his father-in-law to go to the United States, where he worked for 12 years. When he returned he purchased 34 Hectares of land, which is now La Inteligencia. Itiel uses no herbicides on his farm and takes great care in only picking the most mature cherries. He has four sisters with more than 25 years experience working with coffee, who support the farm as well as their own lots. Itiel and his wife also have three children and hope they choose to continue the legacy of farming by using the plots of land they have set aside for each of them.



Onyx Coffee represents some of the best producers in Guatemala with a strong emphasis in Huehuetenango. We've managed over 100 micro lots this year working with 45 producers and adding 4 more this year. We work hard to develop and maintain long term relationships. Many of the producers we work with have been friends and neighbors for decades and supply partners for just the last 10 years. These coffees are chosen for their distinctive flavor, consistent quality, and superb performance in the cup. Each coffee is selected through a collaborative process of blind evaluation involving Onyx's own Q-certified cuppers and our buyers around the globe.


Country: Guatemala
Region: Huehuetenango
Farm: La Inteligencia
Farmer: Itiel Vasquez
Varietal: Catuai & Bourbon
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1,750-1,850 MASL
Exporter: Onyx Coffee
Importer: Onyx Coffee
SCA Quality Score: 85.75

Proportional Pricing Breakdown:

  • Producer Price (lb): $3.95
      • Farmer green coffee price NOT FOB price
      • transport, customs, export, insurance and other FOB costs are below
  • FOB to EXW costs (lb): $1.23
  • Transport Costs (lb): $.65
  • Final Landed Cost: $5.83
  • Roasting weight loss ~20%
  • Base cost per pound $8.01
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