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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 »

Valentine's Day is a holiday that can cement or destroy relationships. Equally loved and despised for its annual call to romantic gestures, it's a holiday that people either look forward to, consistently forget or consciously ignore.

Wary of its powerful, albeit mawkish impact, we looked for a way to get us all through February, regardless of our position on the holiday. We turn as always to coffee, and after spending the best part of January working on ideas, decided to revive an old favorite, Eros Blend.

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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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 »