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 […]

Intelligentsia Watertown

Intelligentsia Watertown

We’ve landed and we’ve brought out Direct Trade coffees and the meticulous process of sourcing, roasting and brewing them to Watertown. We’ve opened a new […]

Buyer’s Notebook: La Tortuga Honduras

Buyer’s Notebook: La Tortuga Honduras

Our La Tortuga Honduras takes its name and inspiration from the moral of Aesop’s fable about the tortoise and the hare: slow and steady wins […]

Buyer’s Notebook: Flecha Roja Costa Rica

Buyer’s Notebook: Flecha Roja Costa Rica

The Intelli Sourcing Sessions podcast is back, and just in time: last week marked the start of a month-long run of delicious releases from our […]

An Ethiopian Sensory Expedition

An Ethiopian Sensory Expedition

Last week, Gesha Village Coffee Estate in Ethiopia auctioned off 21 nanolots from its 2016/17 harvest.  Average scores for the best-scoring lots topped 91 points and prices […]

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Our single-origin coffees are the very best we have to offer — clearly articulated flavors that deliver on the promise of traditional cultivars, embody the terroir of […]

El Boliviazo

El Boliviazo

Bolivian coffee sits in the long shadows cast by its mighty neighbors.  It is bordered to the east by Brazil, a coffee colossus on whose every […]

The WCR Chekhov Program

The WCR Chekhov Program

We are pleased to announce today that we have joined the World Coffee Research “Chekhov” program and will contribute a half-cent per pound on all our […]

#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 […]

Extraction Theory, and You!

Extraction Theory, and You!

“Extraction is a measure of the solubles yield. It is also expressed as a percentage, comparing the amount of coffee flavoring material in the beverage […]

Simran Sethi’s love letter to coffee

Simran Sethi’s love letter to coffee

Simran Sethi is a sustainability celebrity.  She has appeared on Ellen, Martha Stewart and Oprah as a sustainability expert and lectured on environmental issues in classrooms and […]

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 […]