Intelligentsia as a company, at its heart, is founded on sourcing the best green coffee through direct relationships with farmers that care as much about what they are doing as we do. Our roasting team applies the same relentless pursuit of quality in how they handle those beans as do the baristas in our coffeebars. If this commitment to quality in sourcing, roasting and preparation stopped there we would be guilty of missing the most crucial link. That link is you. Intelligentsia offers public tasting and education classes at each of our retail locations. These classes are lead by the very same staff that prepare your drinks and designed by the same trainers who built our staff educational program from the ground up. The classes will very from week to week, shop to shop, trainer to trainer so that there is always something new on offer.

For those looking to take it to the next level we offer a structured training program through our roasting facilities in Chicago and New York that will put the same tools in your hands the we put in the hands of the baristas in our own shops.

Los Angeles

Sign up for a class at our Los Angeles Training Lab

New York

Sign up for a class at our New York Training Lab.


Sign up for a class at our Chicago Roasting Works.

We are now offering Chicago-based private classes tailored to suit your home espresso/milk or manual coffee brewing needs in addition to the other public offerings on this page. Please email us at to inquire about pricing and structure.