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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Llano Redondo | Colombia Cup of Excellence #4

Llano Redondo | Colombia Cup of Excellence #4

Our Llano Redondo Colombia COE #4 Special Selection is the third and final winning CoE lot we will release for 2017, capping a short run […]

La Mina | Colombia Cup of Excellence #8

La Mina | Colombia Cup of Excellence #8

From our Vice President of Coffee and Green Coffee Buyer for Colombia Geoff Watts: There’s a place A short drive up the winding road outside […]

El Cerro | Peru Cup of Excellence #2

El Cerro | Peru Cup of Excellence #2

From our Green Coffee Buyer for Peru Jay Cunningham: Most of the truly great coffee in Peru has been blended into obscurity.  There, coffee is […]