Pour-over in Pasadena

Intelligentsia Pasadena’s “Red Arrow” and a Mexican pearl


Two stand out coffees right now, at Intelligetsia Pasadena: La Perla de Oaxaca — an organic coffee from Mexico — and Flecha Roja from Costa Rica. Both on the pour-over.

Both are brewing sweet and clean, with the former displaying a rustic, almost savory, smoky sweetness with a cling-to-the-tongue body and the latter just being its juicy, juicy self — pleasantly fruit-sweet and a little dance-y on the tongue.

Yep, I said “dance-y”.