Articles About Innovation

November 13, 2014

This Holiday Season, we're making it easier than ever to get Intelligentsia Coffee. Choose from our wide selection of single origin coffees, blends and home brewing gear, and enjoy free UPS shipping. For the entire months of November and December 2014 we are offering free shipping to all consumer orders over $75. No coupons needed or special links or telling 10 friends on facebook. Just order and go! Offer applies to all UPS Ground shipments in the contiguous 48 states from November 1 - December 31, 2014.... Read more »

October 31, 2014

This week - the New Zealand All Blacks will play the USA Eagles in Chicago's Soldier Field. Rugby isn't too popular in the US yet, despite a strong similarity to NFL, but this game is set to be something special. The All Blacks are one of the best teams in the world and the Eagles are fast creating a reputation as a formidable force. To celebrate the game - we decided to add Flat White to our Chicago menus for the week. We asked our retail educator Andy Atkinson to explain what goes into this well known drink.... Read more »

October 13, 2014

The Big Western coffee competitions wrapped up on Friday and we are extremely proud of our Pasadena shift lead, Sarah Anderson, who won first place in the Southwest Brewers Cup as well as Silverlake manager, Eden-Marie Abramowicz, who took second place in the Barista Competition by just two and a half points.... Read more »

September 17, 2014

Starting the week of September 22, we are launching our line of newly redesigned coffee bags. These new bags are an evolution of our existing bags with some much needed improvements in both look and structure.... Read more »

September 3, 2014

Kilogram Tea has been a part of the Intelligentsia family since the Spring of 2013 and we felt it was long overdue to share our excitement about their mostly organic certified teas from gardens in China, Japan, India, Taiwan, and Nepal. Like Intelligentsia, Kilogram sources its tea so that it arrives as close to harvest as possible ensuring unrivaled freshness.

To help spread the word about how great Kilogram's teas are, we are covering shipping on any coffee order that also includes tea (loose leaf, tea bags, and iced tea) during the month of September.

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August 20, 2014

Here at Intelligentsia, we look for interesting ways to promote our brand – one of which is aligning ourselves with brands that exist around coffee: design, fashion, art or music. The recent collaboration with St Vincent was one such example, and tomorrow we’re launching a collaboration with The New Pornographers.... Read more »

July 18, 2014

This has been a fun week for Intelligentsia Chicago - we opened a new coffeebar in Wicker Park, we're running a coffeebar backstage in the green room at Pitchfork Music Festival and earlier in the week, Chicago magazine announced we were Reader's Choice for the Best Coffee in Chicago.... Read more »

July 18, 2014

Intelligentsia was born in Chicago ​ in 1995.​ ​It was ​in ​the neighborhoods of this city that ​we gr​e​w and buil​t​ coffeebars. Our success, fueled in Chicago, allowed us to reach other great cities as well. We feel indebted to our hometown and it will always be home. We probably won’t build any more shops here, so we wanted to launch this ​shop by giving something back to the community and the city that believed in us from the start. ​... Read more »

June 18, 2014

Last year, Good Beer Hunting and Intelligentsia Coffee launched a collaboration exploring the intersection of coffee and beer making called Uppers & Downers. See the whole story on GBH.com.... Read more »

May 1, 2014

This Monday, we are introducing a new offering to our lineup – Frequency Blend. This is a brewed coffee blend, designed to offer a flavor profile that sits between between the darker roast of our El Diablo, and the brightness and snap of our House Blend.... Read more »