Intelligentsia conducts public tours of our Roasting Works at 1850 West Fulton Street in Chicago. (A Los Angeles tour is also in the works, so keep checking in.)
This tour is a fantastic opportunity to witness a live demonstration of the roasting process and learn about what Intelligentsia does from some of the dedicated people who work here. The tour is a little over an hour and usually takes place on the second Friday of the month. The tour begins at 2:00pm.
Admission is $30 and free for children under 13. During your visit, you will be treated to a tour of our facility and all the freshly brewed coffee you can drink. At the end of the tour, everyone leaves with a free 12 oz bag of Intelligentsia Coffee, roasted before your very eyes in our vintage Gothot roaster.
That's a retail value of about $18 right there and besides being quite delicious, this will be the freshest coffee you'll ever have a chance to try (unless you roast your own)!
Tour availability is limited and we fill spots on a first-come-first-served basis. Reservations are highly recommended.
For groups of 10 or more, please contact us to reserve space. The toll free number is 888.945.9786 x 7976 or you can email Tour Support.
Please note that after reserving space on your tour, you should print your receipt. Your order invoice is necessary for admission and physical tickets will not be sent.
Rescheduling of tour reservations is available by contacting us prior to the day of your tour.
If you would like unfiltered information on the Intelligentsia Tour experience, please check out the review on Wasabi Gelatine.
You can clearly identify our building by way of our logo shown on the northeast corner of Fulton and Wolcott. There is plenty of free street-side parking available outside our building on both streets. Additionally, you can view the map of our Roasting Works location in our Locations section.