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Announcing Michael Sheridan

We want to share some exciting news: Michael Sheridan has joined the team here at Intelligentsia as our Director of Sourcing and Sustainability. Michael has […]

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#coffeeisanimmigrant

#coffeeisanimmigrant

This weekend, Intelligentsia is proud to stand up for the principles of equality, fairness, freedom and human rights. We believe the ban on immigrants from […]

Rwanda: Begin at the beginning

Rwanda: Begin at the beginning

I sat down recently with my colleague Geoff Watts in our makeshift studio here in Chicago to record introductions of our two current Rwanda offerings: the […]

ECW: A ride on the magic bus

ECW: A ride on the magic bus

The Extraordinary Coffee Workshop is the annual gathering of our Direct Trade network.  It has become the anchor of our sourcing program and the most […]

Why Intelligentsia

Why Intelligentsia

This was a big year for me.  After nine years living and working overseas for a non-profit, I moved back to the United States to […]

What to do about Mr. Potato

What to do about Mr. Potato

Mr. Potato is an infrequent, unwanted but ultimately harmless visitor from Central Africa.  Many of our Coffeebar guests have heard the legend of Mr. Potato, but precious […]

Why Direct Trade

Why Direct Trade

Last week, I answered the first of the three questions I have fielded most frequently since I moved to Intelligentsia over the summer: Why the private […]

Introducing the Buyer’s Notebook

Introducing the Buyer’s Notebook

Today we introduce a new podcast feature we are calling the Buyer’s Notebook — the stories behind our coffees in the words of the buyers who bought […]

Why the private sector

Why the private sector

A few days after I started at Intelligentsia in August, my new colleagues published this post to mark my arrival.  Although the move was one I had been […]

Gesha Village Day at Intelligentsia

Gesha Village Day at Intelligentsia

A few months ago, we broke with years of conspicuously public opposition to natural-processed coffees and bought a natural for the first time in a […]

ECW Day Four: Expansion and Experimentation

ECW Day Four: Expansion and Experimentation

Today is the final day of our 8th annual Extraordinary Coffee Workshop. Our hosts–our friends at Coopedota, and everyone we have engaged with in Costa […]

ECW Day Three: The Lab and The Field

ECW Day Three: The Lab and The Field

It is Day 3 of ECW 8 in Costa Rica. Our day begins in the Coopedota lab, where we will spend the morning cupping with […]

ECW Day Two: The Mill + The Model

ECW Day Two: The Mill + The Model

On Day Two of our eighth annual Extraordinary Coffee Workshop, we will narrow the focus of our agenda to just two items: the mill and […]