ECW 2015: Guatemala

ECW 2015: Guatemala

The seventh annual Intelligentsia Extraordinary Coffee Workshop in three minutes and forty seconds.  

Cafe X: This is not a joke

Cafe X: This is not a joke

Henry Hu is the Founder and CEO of Cafe X, the robotic café that opened to curious customers in San Francisco in January.  It has […]

ECW 2014: Ethiopia

ECW 2014: Ethiopia

By 2014, our Extraordinary Coffee Workshop had done two turns in the United States and visits to Brasil, Colombia and El Salvador.  It was time for […]

ECW 2013: Brasil

ECW 2013: Brasil

I find the photos from our fourth annual Extraordinary Coffee Workshop in Brasil so beautiful, I don’t want to detract from them with words. Behold, ECW […]

ECW 2012: Farm Friday in Chicago

ECW 2012: Farm Friday in Chicago

In 2011, we hosted our annual Extraordinary Coffee Workshop in Los Angeles.  It was the first time we had convened our Direct Trade partners from around the […]

Seasonal Drink: Hopped Cider

Seasonal Drink: Hopped Cider

Ring in the new season with latest addition to our coffeebar menu: Hopped Cider. This delicious limited offering features a crisp blend of chai, apple […]

ECW 2011: Food and Family in Los Angeles

ECW 2011: Food and Family in Los Angeles

Each year over the past eight years, we have convened our Direct Trade partners from around the world for our Extraordinary Coffee Workshop. During those events, […]

ECW 2010: Exploring El Salvador

ECW 2010: Exploring El Salvador

When I was in graduate school, I attended a lecture by the German filmmaker Wim Wenders.  He told the audience that all his films have […]

ECW 2009: Woodstock for Coffee

ECW 2009: Woodstock for Coffee

The first Intelligentsia Extraordinary Coffee Workshop was held in 2009 in Cauca, Colombia, on Camilo Merizalde’s Finca Santuario. It was something like an intimate version of […]

Sonnenzimmer

Sonnenzimmer

Driving east on Division is now a whole lot more colorful, as gracing the side of the building that houses the Wicker Park Intelligentsia Coffeebar […]

Silver Lake Celebrates 10 Years in LA

Silver Lake Celebrates 10 Years in LA

Ten years ago, our Intelligentsia Silver Lake Coffeebar opened it’s doors and helped shift the concept of what a coffeebar could offer the community around […]

Buyers Notebook: Los Delirios Nicaragua

Buyers Notebook: Los Delirios Nicaragua

As I write this, a collection of coffee giants is stalking the halls of our Chicago Roasting Works: George Howell, Susie Spindler, Paul Songer, Darrin Daniel and members […]