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Special Selections

Santuario Colombia Geisha Special Selection

Camilo planted his Geisha nearly eight years ago on a small plot within the Santuario farm. It seems the coffee is really hitting its peak now; this year's version is easily the best we've tasted displaying ripe peach and plum flavors married with a maple sweetness.

$33.00 / 200g Special Selection

This coffee is shipping from Chicago

 
 
 
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Single Origin Coffee

Agua Preta Brazil

Our good friends from the state of Bahia have delivered an extraordinary coffee. This crop is clean with a pleasantly mild acidity, showcasing flavors like red grape, black tea, and toasted macadamia nut.
 

$16.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Anjilanaka Organic Bolivia

Once again the New Year brings with it exceptional organic coffees from the Yungas forest of Bolivia. This season’s Anjilanaka, named for the indigenous Aymara word for “the angels”, offers pristine flavors of pear, malted chocolate and praline.

$23.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Benti Nenqa Ethiopia

From the frontier between Guji and Gedeo, we named this coffee for its village of origin – a local phrase meaning “Virgin Lion.” A lush and vibrant Ethiopian, it offers lots of fruit and floral flavors like kiwi, coconut, and peach blossom.

$21.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Colonia Collasuyo Bolivia

Nicolas Colque is focused on producing exceptional Bolivian coffees. With the help of Agricafe's Sol de la Mañana project, his efforts have yielded a lovely coffee with flavors reminiscent of apricot, black grapes and a pear tart.

$23.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Finca Takesi Typica Bolivia

At altitudes reaching 2500 m.a.s.l., Finca Takesi is the highest coffee farm in the world. Extreme temperature shifts between day and night slow cherry maturation, resulting in deep, sweet flavors of blackberry, plum and mulled wine.

$38.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Flecha Roja Costa Rica

The brilliant producers from the Coopedota cooperative have scored another bullseye with this season’s “Red Arrow”. This coffee hits the mark with zesty, tropical flavors of pink grapefruit and starfruit that lead to a sweet toffee finish. 

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

In Season/ Direct Trade Select Offering

We will select a different single origin In Season and/or Direct Trade coffee for this offering at random intervals. We may change what’s sent out within a week or within six weeks – it’s all dependent upon what coffee we’re excited about at any given time.  Reserve offerings will not be included as a part of this program.

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Karyenda Burundi Limited Release

We're proud once again to offer coffees from the Mpanga Washing Station and we are thrilled to say that this is now a Direct Trade relationship. This year's coffee has a vibrant acidity, with bright flavors of mango, lemongrass, and black currant.

$23.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

La Tortuga Honduras

For more than a decade, the Caballero family has been providing Intelligentsia with beautiful coffees we are proud to offer as La Tortuga. We enjoy this coffee's syrupy body and clean flavors of plum, brown sugar, and tamarind.

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Ljulu Lipati Zambia Limited Release

Zambian drought has led to concerns over water usage. This Pulped Natural SL-28 was produced using far less water than the fully washed method. The result is distinct, with a spiced apple cider flavor and hints of dried apricot and juniper.

$19.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Ljulu Lipati Zambia

A low yield this year in Zambia means that we bought nearly the entire supply of the Lublinkhof’s SL-28 coffee. The unique flavor profile of this variety and region reminds us of lemongrass and persimmon with turbinado sugar sweetness.

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Los Inmortales El Salvador

A century of coffee growing tradition in El Salvador has given rise to an elegant simplicity that we've come to expect in the coffees we call Los Inmortales. We love this coffee's peach cobbler-like sweetness and its finish reminiscent of sarsaparilla.
 

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Matalapa El Salvador

Our longtime friend, Vickie Dalton-Diaz, owns and operates Finca Matalapa, the farm that her great-grandmother started over 100 years ago. This season her harvest is sweet and light with flavors of apricot, honeydew melon and almond butter. 

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Ruvumbu Rwanda

Focusing on ripe cherry selection, Justin Musabyimana’s efforts have resulted in another exceptionally clean and flavorful harvest. Our third annual coffee from Ruvumbu tastes like apricot jam and butterscotch with the bright acidity of cranberries.

$19.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Santuario Colombia Geisha Special Selection

Camilo planted his Geisha nearly eight years ago on a small plot within the Santuario farm. It seems the coffee is really hitting its peak now; this year's version is easily the best we've tasted displaying ripe peach and plum flavors married with a maple sweetness.

$33.00 / 200g Special Selection

This coffee is shipping from Chicago

Yirgacheffe Ethiopia

Reko, the renowned washing station in the Kochere region and source of this brilliantly complex lot, returns for a second year. We are drawn to this coffee’s myriad flavors ranging from Fuji apples and white grapes to honeycomb and carnations.

$21.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

 
 
 
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Black Cat Espresso

Analog Espresso, Black Cat Project

Full-bodied and well-rounded, this blend produces consistently sweet and chocolatey espressos that are a joy for the barista to calibrate and integrate perfectly with milk.

$15.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Classic Espresso, Black Cat Project

This syrupy and sweet espresso blend has been the staple of our lineup since the very beginning. It is a product of intensive lot selection and close, direct work with the farmers who produce its components. Supreme balance and a wonderful sweetness make this a classic.

$15.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Decaf Espresso, Black Cat Project

Decaffeinated by Water Process, this smooth espresso tastes predominantly of cocoa, with hints of sweet pipe tobacco, roasted walnut, and subtle dried fruit.

$17.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Organic Espresso, Black Cat Project

Organic Black Cat Espresso offers a full-bodied mouthfeel with clean flavors of caramel, honeydew melon, and grape. Sweetness is abundant, finishing with a resonating coating of dark chocolate and toasted almond.

$15.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Sugar Glider Espresso

Adorably soft and sweet like the nocturnal gliding possum for which it's named, this seasonal espresso blend of Central American coffees tastes of sugary cream soda layered with flavors of pomegranate and apricot.
 

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Taypiplaya Bolivia Single Origin Espresso

This year's harvest from the colony of Taypiplaya has produced some beautiful coffees that we find irresistible as espresso. Flavors of sweet maple candy and clementine are given added complexity by a spicy finish akin to ginger ale.

$23.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

 

20th Anniversary Blend

To celebrate all that we’ve come to love about coffee in twenty years of reverence, we’ve made a blend that combines the most exciting, downright mouthwatering flavors this noble tree has to give. In abundance. Citrus, berry, floral. Respect.

$21.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

El Diablo Dark Roast

Our ­signature dark roast celebrates the savory side of coffees highlighted by caramelized sugars, molasses and chocolate flavors. We roast the coffee in a way that emphasizes these traits and creates a satisfying, resonant finish.

$14.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

El Gallo Organic Breakfast Blend

Created as an organic counterpart to our House Blend, El Gallo has a round mouthfeel with a smooth, candied sweetness. Flavors of citrus and stone fruits meet hints of creamy nougat and caramel, making a thoroughly enjoyable first cup of the day.

$15.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Frequency Blend

Versatile and balanced, this blend is an easy-to-enjoy coffee with a smooth body. Hints of toasted almond and dried fruits accompany the predominant flavor of milk chocolate.

$14.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

House Blend

Our House Blend is designed to showcase the intrinsic sweetness and lively fruit flavors that characterize our favorite coffees. Milk chocolate, mandarin, and apple are tastes we love and are presented here with high definition clarity.

$14.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Persephone Blend

We designed this year's Persephone Blend to melt away winter's frost by showcasing the warmth of our Southern Hemisphere coffees. Aromas of toffee lead to pomegranate, crisp white grape, and a clean finish of orange marmalade.

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

 

Decaf Espresso, Black Cat Project

Decaffeinated by Water Process, this smooth espresso tastes predominantly of cocoa, with hints of sweet pipe tobacco, roasted walnut, and subtle dried fruit.

$17.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Decaf Librarian's Blend

A smooth chocolate base with a bit of lime sparkle makes this Water Processed coffee a steady and reassuring choice.

$17.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Decaf Organic El Mago

Decaffeinated by Water Process, this balanced and satisfying coffee offers up creamy milk chocolate paired with flavors of sweet orange and vanilla.

$17.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

 
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In Season

Finca Takesi Typica Bolivia

At altitudes reaching 2500 m.a.s.l., Finca Takesi is the highest coffee farm in the world. Extreme temperature shifts between day and night slow cherry maturation, resulting in deep, sweet flavors of blackberry, plum and mulled wine.

$38.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Flecha Roja Costa Rica

The brilliant producers from the Coopedota cooperative have scored another bullseye with this season’s “Red Arrow”. This coffee hits the mark with zesty, tropical flavors of pink grapefruit and starfruit that lead to a sweet toffee finish. 

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

In Season/ Direct Trade Select Offering

We will select a different single origin In Season and/or Direct Trade coffee for this offering at random intervals. We may change what’s sent out within a week or within six weeks – it’s all dependent upon what coffee we’re excited about at any given time.  Reserve offerings will not be included as a part of this program.

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

La Tortuga Honduras

For more than a decade, the Caballero family has been providing Intelligentsia with beautiful coffees we are proud to offer as La Tortuga. We enjoy this coffee's syrupy body and clean flavors of plum, brown sugar, and tamarind.

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Ljulu Lipati Zambia Limited Release

Zambian drought has led to concerns over water usage. This Pulped Natural SL-28 was produced using far less water than the fully washed method. The result is distinct, with a spiced apple cider flavor and hints of dried apricot and juniper.

$19.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Ljulu Lipati Zambia

A low yield this year in Zambia means that we bought nearly the entire supply of the Lublinkhof’s SL-28 coffee. The unique flavor profile of this variety and region reminds us of lemongrass and persimmon with turbinado sugar sweetness.

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Los Inmortales El Salvador

A century of coffee growing tradition in El Salvador has given rise to an elegant simplicity that we've come to expect in the coffees we call Los Inmortales. We love this coffee's peach cobbler-like sweetness and its finish reminiscent of sarsaparilla.
 

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Matalapa El Salvador

Our longtime friend, Vickie Dalton-Diaz, owns and operates Finca Matalapa, the farm that her great-grandmother started over 100 years ago. This season her harvest is sweet and light with flavors of apricot, honeydew melon and almond butter. 

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Santuario Colombia Geisha Special Selection

Camilo planted his Geisha nearly eight years ago on a small plot within the Santuario farm. It seems the coffee is really hitting its peak now; this year's version is easily the best we've tasted displaying ripe peach and plum flavors married with a maple sweetness.

$33.00 / 200g Special Selection

This coffee is shipping from Chicago

 
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Direct Trade

20th Anniversary Blend

To celebrate all that we’ve come to love about coffee in twenty years of reverence, we’ve made a blend that combines the most exciting, downright mouthwatering flavors this noble tree has to give. In abundance. Citrus, berry, floral. Respect.

$21.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Agua Preta Brazil

Our good friends from the state of Bahia have delivered an extraordinary coffee. This crop is clean with a pleasantly mild acidity, showcasing flavors like red grape, black tea, and toasted macadamia nut.
 

$16.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Analog Espresso, Black Cat Project

Full-bodied and well-rounded, this blend produces consistently sweet and chocolatey espressos that are a joy for the barista to calibrate and integrate perfectly with milk.

$15.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Anjilanaka Organic Bolivia

Once again the New Year brings with it exceptional organic coffees from the Yungas forest of Bolivia. This season’s Anjilanaka, named for the indigenous Aymara word for “the angels”, offers pristine flavors of pear, malted chocolate and praline.

$23.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Benti Nenqa Ethiopia

From the frontier between Guji and Gedeo, we named this coffee for its village of origin – a local phrase meaning “Virgin Lion.” A lush and vibrant Ethiopian, it offers lots of fruit and floral flavors like kiwi, coconut, and peach blossom.

$21.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Classic Espresso, Black Cat Project

This syrupy and sweet espresso blend has been the staple of our lineup since the very beginning. It is a product of intensive lot selection and close, direct work with the farmers who produce its components. Supreme balance and a wonderful sweetness make this a classic.

$15.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Colonia Collasuyo Bolivia

Nicolas Colque is focused on producing exceptional Bolivian coffees. With the help of Agricafe's Sol de la Mañana project, his efforts have yielded a lovely coffee with flavors reminiscent of apricot, black grapes and a pear tart.

$23.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Decaf Espresso, Black Cat Project

Decaffeinated by Water Process, this smooth espresso tastes predominantly of cocoa, with hints of sweet pipe tobacco, roasted walnut, and subtle dried fruit.

$17.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

El Diablo Dark Roast

Our ­signature dark roast celebrates the savory side of coffees highlighted by caramelized sugars, molasses and chocolate flavors. We roast the coffee in a way that emphasizes these traits and creates a satisfying, resonant finish.

$14.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

El Gallo Organic Breakfast Blend

Created as an organic counterpart to our House Blend, El Gallo has a round mouthfeel with a smooth, candied sweetness. Flavors of citrus and stone fruits meet hints of creamy nougat and caramel, making a thoroughly enjoyable first cup of the day.

$15.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Finca Takesi Typica Bolivia

At altitudes reaching 2500 m.a.s.l., Finca Takesi is the highest coffee farm in the world. Extreme temperature shifts between day and night slow cherry maturation, resulting in deep, sweet flavors of blackberry, plum and mulled wine.

$38.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Flecha Roja Costa Rica

The brilliant producers from the Coopedota cooperative have scored another bullseye with this season’s “Red Arrow”. This coffee hits the mark with zesty, tropical flavors of pink grapefruit and starfruit that lead to a sweet toffee finish. 

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Frequency Blend

Versatile and balanced, this blend is an easy-to-enjoy coffee with a smooth body. Hints of toasted almond and dried fruits accompany the predominant flavor of milk chocolate.

$14.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

House Blend

Our House Blend is designed to showcase the intrinsic sweetness and lively fruit flavors that characterize our favorite coffees. Milk chocolate, mandarin, and apple are tastes we love and are presented here with high definition clarity.

$14.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

In Season/ Direct Trade Select Offering

We will select a different single origin In Season and/or Direct Trade coffee for this offering at random intervals. We may change what’s sent out within a week or within six weeks – it’s all dependent upon what coffee we’re excited about at any given time.  Reserve offerings will not be included as a part of this program.

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Karyenda Burundi Limited Release

We're proud once again to offer coffees from the Mpanga Washing Station and we are thrilled to say that this is now a Direct Trade relationship. This year's coffee has a vibrant acidity, with bright flavors of mango, lemongrass, and black currant.

$23.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

La Tortuga Honduras

For more than a decade, the Caballero family has been providing Intelligentsia with beautiful coffees we are proud to offer as La Tortuga. We enjoy this coffee's syrupy body and clean flavors of plum, brown sugar, and tamarind.

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Ljulu Lipati Zambia Limited Release

Zambian drought has led to concerns over water usage. This Pulped Natural SL-28 was produced using far less water than the fully washed method. The result is distinct, with a spiced apple cider flavor and hints of dried apricot and juniper.

$19.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Ljulu Lipati Zambia

A low yield this year in Zambia means that we bought nearly the entire supply of the Lublinkhof’s SL-28 coffee. The unique flavor profile of this variety and region reminds us of lemongrass and persimmon with turbinado sugar sweetness.

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Los Inmortales El Salvador

A century of coffee growing tradition in El Salvador has given rise to an elegant simplicity that we've come to expect in the coffees we call Los Inmortales. We love this coffee's peach cobbler-like sweetness and its finish reminiscent of sarsaparilla.
 

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Matalapa El Salvador

Our longtime friend, Vickie Dalton-Diaz, owns and operates Finca Matalapa, the farm that her great-grandmother started over 100 years ago. This season her harvest is sweet and light with flavors of apricot, honeydew melon and almond butter. 

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Organic Espresso, Black Cat Project

Organic Black Cat Espresso offers a full-bodied mouthfeel with clean flavors of caramel, honeydew melon, and grape. Sweetness is abundant, finishing with a resonating coating of dark chocolate and toasted almond.

$15.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Persephone Blend

We designed this year's Persephone Blend to melt away winter's frost by showcasing the warmth of our Southern Hemisphere coffees. Aromas of toffee lead to pomegranate, crisp white grape, and a clean finish of orange marmalade.

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Ruvumbu Rwanda

Focusing on ripe cherry selection, Justin Musabyimana’s efforts have resulted in another exceptionally clean and flavorful harvest. Our third annual coffee from Ruvumbu tastes like apricot jam and butterscotch with the bright acidity of cranberries.

$19.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Santuario Colombia Geisha Special Selection

Camilo planted his Geisha nearly eight years ago on a small plot within the Santuario farm. It seems the coffee is really hitting its peak now; this year's version is easily the best we've tasted displaying ripe peach and plum flavors married with a maple sweetness.

$33.00 / 200g Special Selection

This coffee is shipping from Chicago

Sugar Glider Espresso

Adorably soft and sweet like the nocturnal gliding possum for which it's named, this seasonal espresso blend of Central American coffees tastes of sugary cream soda layered with flavors of pomegranate and apricot.
 

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Taypiplaya Bolivia Single Origin Espresso

This year's harvest from the colony of Taypiplaya has produced some beautiful coffees that we find irresistible as espresso. Flavors of sweet maple candy and clementine are given added complexity by a spicy finish akin to ginger ale.

$23.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Decaf Librarian's Blend

A smooth chocolate base with a bit of lime sparkle makes this Water Processed coffee a steady and reassuring choice.

$17.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco