Grado x Los Delirios

It’s been a minute since our last music collaboration, but as Summer approaches and Spring lets us shake off the last cobwebs of Winter, it’s time we celebrate the things that happen around the cup and partner with the best out there. Tomorrow we announce a new collaboration with Grado Labs, a Brooklyn based company that hand makes headphones and cartridges. The team from Grado came by our New York lab last week and tasted a bunch of our fresh crop arrivals from Central America. Their favorite was Los Delirios from Nicaragua. This year’s harvest has been really impressing us, and so to celebrate Grado’s good taste, we’re giving away 12 of their SR-80e headphones.

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Once we make the announcement on social media, anyone who orders a bag of Los Delirios online will stand a chance of winning the headphones. We’ll be placing a Golden Ticket inside twelve different online orders throughout the week. The offer applies to online orders only and will fulfill out of Chicago and LA.

Family run since 1953, Grado has seen three generations: Joseph, John, and Jonathan Grado. As Ars Technica says, “…on a quiet street in south Brooklyn is a manufacturing operation that produces some of the most renowned headphones… it’s just the Grados in their narrow townhouse making the little-known, well-loved line of headphones.” It’s nice that they chose Los Delirios, as it’s also a family run business. Brothers Donal, Milton and Norman Canales run the farm, their father is still involved, and his father originally established it.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the United States to participate. To enter, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Intelligentsia Coffee Inc., 1850 W. Fulton Street Chicago, IL 60612 attn: Grado Headphone Contest. All entries must be postmarked by Friday, May 15, 2015. Retail value of headphones is $99.00. A purchase of Delirios coffee will not improve an entrant’s chance of winning. Odds of winning dependent upon the number of Los Delirios bags purchased during the contest period.