Articles

April 1, 2013

We’re fortunate to work with amazing businesses across the country.  Whether it’s coffee shops, restaurants, hotels, offices or grocery stores – each one approaches their business differently. In an effort to share ideas, we thought we’d highlight some of our strongest relationships by asking them a few questions. First up is Gasoline Alley in New York. We spoke to owners Nick Carnevale and Neville Ross.... Read more »

March 27, 2013

This is the first in a four-part series that will highlight some of the most critical issues surrounding organic production in coffee farming systems.  Its principle aim is to shed some light on the reasoning that informs farmers’ decisions when considering whether or not to pursue organic certification and to examine the rationale for choosing to purchase organic coffees from a consumer’s perspective.  The final piece will describe Intelligentsia’s position on organic coffee in the context of our overall commitment to sustainability. ... Read more »

March 25, 2013

Coffee is full of surprises, and every season a handful of coffees emerge as standout favorites amongst our lineup of all-star caliber offerings. During the last couple of months our selection of Colombian coffees from Huila and Nariño--sold under the Tres Santos banner--have been singled out by both our baristas and our roasters as the ‘stars’ of the moment. Over the last 17 years every origin we work with has had its time in the sun, embraced above all others as the most beloved coffee on the list.... Read more »

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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