Serendipity and Revival in Ethiopia

Serendipity and Revival in Ethiopia

Years ago I heard someone draw a distinction between luck and serendipity. He said that luck is an accident. Dumb luck. Serendipity, on the other […]

An Unnatural Purchase

An Unnatural Purchase

Nearly seven years ago, in early 2010, my colleague Geoff Watts wrote five lines that threw shade at natural-processed coffees and cast a long shadow […]

Introducing the Intelli Sourcing Sessions

Introducing the Intelli Sourcing Sessions

I used to have a coffee blog. Over a period of nearly seven years, I published more than 500 posts related to my work with […]

Introducing Michael Sheridan

Introducing 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 […]

ECW 2015 – Guatemala

ECW 2015 – Guatemala

What does it take to create something that truly deserves to be called special? We know that it requires careful, deliberate, and unrelenting effort. Making […]

A new on-the-go lid experience hits our stores

A new on-the-go lid experience hits our stores

We love it when our customers have time to enjoy a cup of coffee out of a ceramic cup while sitting in our coffeebars, but […]

Conan O’Brien Visits Intelligentsia

Conan O’Brien Visits Intelligentsia

A couple of weeks ago, we got a surprising phone call from The Conan O’Brien Show. Seemingly, there’s a producer on the show named¬†Jordan Schlansky […]

ECW Afterglow

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 […]

An Open Letter from Doug Zell

An Open Letter from Doug Zell

As of today, a portion of Intelligentsia was sold to Peet’s Coffee, the “Granddaddy” of specialty coffee. Speaking for myself, this is an interesting and […]

ECW Testimonial – “Epe”

ECW Testimonial – “Epe”

“Epe”, as he is known to his friends talks to us about why he attends Intelligentsia’s Extraordinary Coffee Workshop each and every year.

Geisha Trilogy Reserve Collection

Geisha Trilogy Reserve Collection

This one is pretty exciting – a collection of three geisha coffees, each from a different continent. The next release in our reserve series, this […]

The Intelligentsia Cup is Back!

The Intelligentsia Cup is Back!

For the third consecutive year, Intelligentsia Coffee is the proud title sponsor of the Prairie Street Cycling Series. These fantastic bicycle races run in six […]