Ad Lucem | A Journal of Coffee Illumination

Ad Lucem | A Journal of Coffee Illumination

I joined Intelligentsia just over 18 months ago because I thought it had the best sourcing program in the business, and still some room for […]

Introducing Flor de Março

Introducing Flor de Março

Today we celebrate the inaugural releases of two single-origin coffees: our Port of Mokha Al-Jabal Yemen Special Selection and our Flor de Março Brazil Limited Release. […]

A most improbable coffee

A most improbable coffee

We introduced you a few weeks ago here to the impossible-but-true story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and his Quixotic quest to bring the ancient art of Yemeni coffee […]

Musings on The Monk of Mokha

Musings on The Monk of Mokha

The only real complaint I have about The Monk of Mokha, a new book by the incomparable Dave Eggers, is this: it ended too soon.   […]

A new Yemeni coffee story

A new Yemeni coffee story

THE COFFEE From our Vice President of Coffee and Green Coffee Buyer for Yemen, Geoff Watts: Yemen’s coffee culture is the stuff of myth. It […]

Fazenda Progresso, Sim!

Fazenda Progresso, Sim!

From James McLaughlin, Intelligentsia President and Green Coffee Buyer for Brazil: Meaningful collaboration between a coffee farmer and a coffee roaster is still a relatively […]

Closing the Books on 2017

Closing the Books on 2017

We have closed the books on 2017.  It was, in our estimation, a very good year for our sourcing program. This issue of Axioma, the curated […]

Abagore

Abagore

From our Green Coffee Buyer for Burundi J Mlodzinski: Kirundi is the official language of Burundi, and Abagore is Kirundi for women. Why Abagore?  Because […]

Show your commitment

Show your commitment

SHOW YOUR COMMITMENT Zirikana is Kinyarwanda for “show your commitment.”  We can’t think of a better name for our annual single-origin offering from Rwanda.  After […]

Gaspard!

Gaspard!

It hardly seems possible that we first tasted coffee from Nshimiyimana Gaspard just three seasons ago. He has become such an integral part of our […]

Rwanda’s coffee heroes

Rwanda’s coffee heroes

From our Green Coffee Buyer for Rwanda J Mlodzinski: Kinyarwanda is the official language of Rwanda, and Imena is Kinyarwanda for hero. Our Zirikana Imena […]

Enter Buziraguhindwa

Enter Buziraguhindwa

From our Green Coffee Buyer for Burundi J Mlodzinski: Ramadhan Salum has been an Intelligentsia Direct Trade partner for the past three years.  He owns […]