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ECW Afterglow

Fortified! That’s the best word I can think of to summarize the way most of us are feeling after the Extraordinary Coffee Workshop that took […]

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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 […]

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 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 […]

Bloom San Francisco 2017

Bloom San Francisco 2017

There are so few outlets in the world of coffee dedicated to the exchange of ideas. Bloom, a young event run by the Barista Guild […]

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 […]

ECW Day One: It’s On

ECW Day One: It’s On

Today our 8th annual Extraordinary Coffee Workshop gets underway in Costa Rica. We aren’t storming into coffee fields, wading into washing tanks or mounting an […]