A symbol of coffee’s promise

A symbol of coffee’s promise

I began working in coffee nearly 15 years ago.  During that time I have been on more farms than I can remember and taken more […]

How do you spell flavor at Finca Takesi? G-E-M.

How do you spell flavor at Finca Takesi? G-E-M.

Today we begin taking pre-orders for three coffees that are extraordinary by design: our Finca Takesi Bolivia Geisha Special Selection, our Finca Takesi Bolivia Typica Special Selection, and our […]

Introducing Axioma

Introducing Axioma

Our Direct Trade model has been more than 15 years in the making, and it continues to evolve. We love to tell the story of Intelligentsia […]

The changing of the seasons

The changing of the seasons

The seasons are changing here at Intelligentsia.  Yes, the cold has descended on our home city of Chicago and the winter solstice looms, but that […]

Credit where credit is due

Credit where credit is due

I have been in coffee nearly 15 years.  For most of that time, I lived at origin, where I worked extensively with and on behalf of […]

The Intelligentsia Extraordinary Coffee Competition: Best in Inventory

The Intelligentsia Extraordinary Coffee Competition: Best in Inventory

Last month, we gathered our entire supply chain in San Francisco for the annual Intelligentsia Extraordinary Coffee Workshop. The event itself is nothing new: this […]

ECW 2017: Technology Tuesday

ECW 2017: Technology Tuesday

Today our ECW agenda is devoted entirely to the topic of technological innovation, mostly, but not exclusively, in the coffee sector. Geoff Watts, our Vice […]

ECW 2017 opens in San Francisco tonight

ECW 2017 opens in San Francisco tonight

Tonight our ninth annual Extraordinary Coffee Workshop gets underway in San Francisco with when we welcome representatives over 30 supply chain partners – growers, millers, exporters, traders, […]

ECW 2017 Preview: San Francisco

ECW 2017 Preview: San Francisco

Tomorrow we welcome supply chain partners, friends and special guests from around the world to our ninth annual Extraordinary Coffee Workshop in San Francisco. The […]

ECW 2016: Costa Rica

ECW 2016: Costa Rica

Last year, we delivered illustrated daily updates here throughout the eighth annual ECW in Costa Rica.  Revisit those posts below for a blow-by-blow of ECW 8. […]

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 […]