Articles

March 25, 2013

Every May The James Beard Foundation recognizes the country’s top chefs, restaurateurs, cookbook authors, food journalists, restaurant designers and architects.  A “James Beard Award” notes both the arrival of rising stars and signifies proven superiority of the industry veterans.
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February 15, 2013

Though it may not feel like it, springtime is right around the corner. For coffee shops, this means three things – more customers, more sales and fresh Direct Trade arrivals from Central America. Now is a great time to start planning how to make the most of it.

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February 4, 2013

Tips on how to execute the purest method of brewing, the Pourover, from our Wholesale Educator, Jesse Raub.... Read more »

February 4, 2013

Learn about how Direct Trade encourages transparency and incentivizes quality from Intelligentsia's own, Geoff Watts.... Read more »

January 24, 2013

Made with triple purified sparkling water, fresh squeezed juice or berry puree and a dash of cane sugar, Spindrift contains no syrups, juice concentrates, additives, or preservatives. The result is a light and delicious soda and seltzer that we're excited for you to try.... Read more »

Retail
January 17, 2013

Get a glimpse into how Chris Kornman, a member of our roasting and QC team, ensures Black Cat quality every Friday.

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December 12, 2012

Check out our new video that features Intelligentsia’s founder, Doug Zell, discussing effective merchandising strategies that can grow your business.

 

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December 6, 2012

Cleaning batch brewers can be tricky. In six simple steps, learn how to remove the build-up of old coffee oils by using an effective cleaning solution.

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November 27, 2012

The espresso bar has come a long way since the days of over-sized mugs and comfy couches. Now, the addition of an espresso bar can help create an environment that encourages personal interactions between customers and a baristas.

When designing a coffee shop, one of the most important things to consider is flow. The ways in which customers navigate your shop, order, pay, and collect their drinks can have huge consequences on the success of your business. One of the simplest decisions that can inform your bar layout is the placement of the point of sale. 

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October 31, 2012

Come inside our Chicago Roasting Works and learn a little bit more about what we do, how we view coffee, and the great people who make it all happen. ... Read more »