Articles About Intelligentsia

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 Rica for that matter--have been gracious at every turn, generous to a fault and filled with insight, a big part of the E in this year’s ECW.

Parting is always such sweet sorrow, but we have a few more items on the agenda today before we say goodbye to our friends.

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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 our partners. This morning’s exercise will highlight the impact of high moisture content on cup quality to reinforce one of the quality control priorities for the 2017 crop year: dialing in the drying process to achieve low and narrower moisture ranges for our coffees. Besides, you can never do too much calibration with your supply chain partners.

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By Michael Sheridan
Director of Sourcing and Sustainability

Nearly seven years ago, in early 2010, my colleague Geoff Watts wrote five lines that cast a long shadow over years of debate in specialty coffee over the proper role of naturals, or dry-processed coffees.

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Coffee & Music - both are shared, loved and celebrated. We have partnered with LSTN Headphones to help reveal this perfect duo.
Share your #CoffeeJams experience on Instagram for a chance to win coffee & music prizes.... Read more »

In honor of National Coffee Day, we're offering to all our fans and subscribers free shipping on all orders over $25. Enjoy free shipping on any coffee, tea or merchandise products for all orders today! Happy National Coffee day and enjoy some coffee with your friend!

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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 coffees that are extraordinary in every way is an endless challenge, and is only possible when there is real collaborative effort between farmers, roasters and baristas.

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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 understand this is not always possible. Over the years we have looked for ways to create the same experience that we offer in our coffeebars for our customers on the go. This has been extremely difficult until recently, because we finally found a solution!... Read more »

Following our Cyber Monday promotion, we're offering special deals throughout December. Choose from our wide selection of single origin coffees, blends and home brewing gear, and enjoy free UPS Surepost shipping. For the entire months of December 2015 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 Supepost shipments in the contiguous 48 states from December 1 - December 31, 2015.... Read more »

Today only! Take 20% off any coffee and tea prodcucts on our site. Use coupon code CYBER2015 during checkout. You'll receive 20% off all coffee and tea products in your order.

In addition to the sale, we are offering FREE UPS Surepost shipping all day. Any order you place on the site will be eligible for free shipping.

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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 place just over a week ago in Guatemala. It never ceases to impress me just how much power there is in community, and how easy it is to find inspiration when surrounded by people who share a genuine passion for what they do.... Read more »