Articles About Intelligentsia

December 8, 2014

We're excited to announce three very special collections of beautiful and rare coffees from Café Inmaculada, Finca Santuario and Finca Takesi. Continuing our line of reserve coffees first launched in January of this year, each collection is wrapped in custom letterpress designs from Rohner Letterpress.... Read more »

December 4, 2014

For over a year, Intelligentsia Coffee + Good Beer Hunting have been working with some of the most creative brewers and roasters in the country to create and showcase innovative coffee beers. Through a series of educational and competitive events, the series has inspired some amazing creations, such as a coffee saison, coffee quad, and even a cascara cider among many others.... Read more »

November 27, 2014

This week, we're hosting our annual Direct Trade event Extraordinary Coffee Workshop. As many of you know, this is really special for us as it brings together all of our Direct Trade coffee producers to share coffee, ideas and forge friendships. Now in its sixth year, we can confidently say that the result of this event is better coffee for you and I, and more sustainable, successful businesses for our producers. This year's event is particularly special as we're bringing these world class producers back to the country that gave coffee to the world - Ethiopia.... Read more »

November 20, 2014

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 called Jordan Schlansky who's very into coffee, specifically Italian coffee, and not so much into American coffee. Conan took umbrage with this and asked if he could bring Jordan to our LA Roasting Works for a lesson on what makes great coffee in America. We happily obliged!... Read more »

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 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 »

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 »