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Special Selections

Finca La Linda Honey Java Bolivia Special Selection

In its “Honey” processed form, this Java is as complex and unique as the processing method for which it is named. This sugary sweet Special Selection exudes flavors of nectarine and raspberry paired with a cocoa nib finish and is a testament to the extraordinary coffee processing skill and experience possessed by the Rodriquez family. 

$24.00 / 200g Special Selection

This coffee is shipping from Chicago

Finca La Linda Java Bolivia Special Selection

The fully washed version of this Java Special Selection showcases many of the full-bodied and deeply layered flavor characteristics of its Indonesian relatives, but is still distinctly Bolivian. We are drawn to this coffee's mandarin acidity and clean flavors of papaya and fig jam.   

$24.00 / 200g Special Selection

This coffee is shipping from Chicago

Inmaculada Colombia Coffea Eugenioides Special Selection

Coffea Eugenoides is the mother of the Arabica species. It's no understatement to say that this variety is truly unique, and unlike any other coffee in the world. We love its intense, sugary sweetness paired with a spearmint finish that leaves a cooling sensation on the palate.

$33.00 / 200g Special Selection

This coffee is shipping from Chicago

Inmaculada Colombia Sudan Rume Special Selection

Sudan Rume is a renowned coffee variety that originated on the Boma Plateau in southeastern Sudan near to the Ethiopian border. This beautiful specimen from La Inmaculada offers a rich honey and apricot jam sweetness combined with the juiciness of black cherries.

$18.00 / 200g Special Selection

This coffee is shipping from Chicago

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 longtime partners in Carmo de Minas have delivered an extraordinary coffee following a difficult harvest in 2014. The fresh 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

Borderlands Project Colombia

The Linares community and Fidencio Chamorro continue to produce exceptional coffees with the support of the Borderlands project on the Southwestern edge of Colombia. This season’s harvest offers flavors like cherry cola, apple fritter, and lemon zest.

$18.00 / 12 oz

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

Finca La Linda Honey Java Bolivia Special Selection

In its “Honey” processed form, this Java is as complex and unique as the processing method for which it is named. This sugary sweet Special Selection exudes flavors of nectarine and raspberry paired with a cocoa nib finish and is a testament to the extraordinary coffee processing skill and experience possessed by the Rodriquez family. 

$24.00 / 200g Special Selection

This coffee is shipping from Chicago

Finca La Linda Java Bolivia Special Selection

The fully washed version of this Java Special Selection showcases many of the full-bodied and deeply layered flavor characteristics of its Indonesian relatives, but is still distinctly Bolivian. We are drawn to this coffee's mandarin acidity and clean flavors of papaya and fig jam.   

$24.00 / 200g Special Selection

This coffee is shipping from Chicago

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

Gaspard Rwanda

Gaspard leads the charge for quality from his hillside, rallying neighboring farmers to improve their practices. The result of the micro-community’s efforts is unique, offering flavors of soft fruits like pear and fig with a vanilla bean finish.

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

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.

$16.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Inmaculada Colombia Coffea Eugenioides Special Selection

Coffea Eugenoides is the mother of the Arabica species. It's no understatement to say that this variety is truly unique, and unlike any other coffee in the world. We love its intense, sugary sweetness paired with a spearmint finish that leaves a cooling sensation on the palate.

$33.00 / 200g Special Selection

This coffee is shipping from Chicago

Inmaculada Colombia Sudan Rume Special Selection

Sudan Rume is a renowned coffee variety that originated on the Boma Plateau in southeastern Sudan near to the Ethiopian border. This beautiful specimen from La Inmaculada offers a rich honey and apricot jam sweetness combined with the juiciness of black cherries.

$18.00 / 200g Special Selection

This coffee is shipping from Chicago

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

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

Mejor de Tolima Colombia

Farmer Jhon Jairo Lasso’s coffee took 2nd place in the recent Tolima region quality competition, and we scooped it up in a live auction. It showcases unique flavors of kiwi and honeydew melon alongside a crisp lemony acidity and cacao nib finish.

$21.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Los Angeles

Organic Kurimi Ethiopia

This year our Direct Trade project in Ethiopia took us to a single farm in the South known as Suke Quto. This classic Ethiopia offers a round, full cup with flavors of sweet pineapple, jasmine and lychee.

$19.00 / 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

Santuario Colombia Red Bourbon

Each year we taste the coffees from Santuario blind and the Red Bourbon is always a consistent standout. Camilo Merizalde's deft attention to detail has produced a world-class coffee with a bright papaya acidity, along with cherry and toffee.  

$19.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Tikur Anbessa Ethiopia

Named for the culturally symbolic Ethiopian Black Lion, this exquisite coffee comes as a result of many years of collaboration with our partners at METAD. Distinct citrus blossom aromas precipitate flavors of white peach and honeydew melon and a resonant dark chocolate finish. 

$21.00 / 12 oz

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

Tres Santos Colombia

Cultivated in Cauca by our good friends at Finca Santuario, this edition of Tres Santos is wonderfully fragrant and balanced. We taste flavors of sweet dates and cocoa throughout, along with a clean Navel orange and cranberry finish.

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

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

Zirikana Rwanda

A new chance to “show commitment” (the Kinyarwanda translation of Zirikana) came to us this year via a fledgling project near Lake Kivu. Furaha Umwizeye’s coffee offers exceptional sweetness with flavors of peach cobbler, grapefruit, and black tea.

$17.00 / 12 oz

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

 
 
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Black Cat Espresso

Analog Espresso, Black Cat Project

Full-bodied and well-rounded, this blend produces consistently sweet and chocolaty 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

Birthday Cat Espresso

It’s our 20th birthday, and we’re throwing a coffee party. You’re totally invited: no need to RSVP, just grab some Birthday Cat, pull yourself a shot, and toast with us to our favorite feline espresso, and to 20 more years of amazing coffees.

$17.00 / 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. The Black Cat Classic Espresso’s hallmark is its supreme balance and wonderful sweetness.

$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 predominately 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

Honey Badger Espresso

Our first and most popular seasonal espresso, Honey Badger makes a return for its sixth year on our lineup. We've chosen a trifecta of coffees from Kenya, Ethiopia, and Costa Rica that in tandem offer a hefty, cola-like mouthfeel, along with vibrant flavors like pink grapefruit and blood orange. This espresso has an intense citric acidity rounded out by the sweetness of juicy red fruits like cherry and raspberry, along with delicate floral qualities like jasmine and lavender.

$22.00 / 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

Tikur Anbessa Ethiopia Single Origin Espresso

We crafted this espresso roast with coffee sourced from our first direct relationship in Southern Ethiopia. It offers a bounty of tropical fruits ranging from pineapple to peach and mango, with floral notes like jasmine and honeysuckle.

$22.00 / 12 oz

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

Yirgacheffe Ethiopia Single Origin Espresso

This bright, floral, and complex Ethiopian espresso hails from the renowned Reko Washing Station in Kochere. It yields a plethora of juicy citrus candy flavors, elegant jasmine aromas, and warm hints of spice and cacao nib in the lengthy finish.

$22.00 / 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

Eros Blend

The son of Aphrodite has returned to our menu to unite three of our favorite Southern Hemisphere coffees, and we are smitten with the result. This blend has a juicy plum sweetness, balanced with flavors of cherry cordial and milk chocolate.

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Frequency Blend

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

$14.00 / 12 oz

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

House Blend

Intelligentsia’s House Blend is designed to showcase the lively fruit and cane sugar sweetness that characterize our best Latin American coffees. Mandarin, lemon, milk chocolate and apple are some of the tastes we love in coffees from this part of the world, and are presented here with high definition clarity.

$14.00 / 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 predominately 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

Agua Preta Brazil

Our longtime partners in Carmo de Minas have delivered an extraordinary coffee following a difficult harvest in 2014. The fresh 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

Borderlands Project Colombia

The Linares community and Fidencio Chamorro continue to produce exceptional coffees with the support of the Borderlands project on the Southwestern edge of Colombia. This season’s harvest offers flavors like cherry cola, apple fritter, and lemon zest.

$18.00 / 12 oz

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

Finca La Linda Honey Java Bolivia Special Selection

In its “Honey” processed form, this Java is as complex and unique as the processing method for which it is named. This sugary sweet Special Selection exudes flavors of nectarine and raspberry paired with a cocoa nib finish and is a testament to the extraordinary coffee processing skill and experience possessed by the Rodriquez family. 

$24.00 / 200g Special Selection

This coffee is shipping from Chicago

Finca La Linda Java Bolivia Special Selection

The fully washed version of this Java Special Selection showcases many of the full-bodied and deeply layered flavor characteristics of its Indonesian relatives, but is still distinctly Bolivian. We are drawn to this coffee's mandarin acidity and clean flavors of papaya and fig jam.   

$24.00 / 200g Special Selection

This coffee is shipping from Chicago

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

Gaspard Rwanda

Gaspard leads the charge for quality from his hillside, rallying neighboring farmers to improve their practices. The result of the micro-community’s efforts is unique, offering flavors of soft fruits like pear and fig with a vanilla bean finish.

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

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.

$16.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Inmaculada Colombia Coffea Eugenioides Special Selection

Coffea Eugenoides is the mother of the Arabica species. It's no understatement to say that this variety is truly unique, and unlike any other coffee in the world. We love its intense, sugary sweetness paired with a spearmint finish that leaves a cooling sensation on the palate.

$33.00 / 200g Special Selection

This coffee is shipping from Chicago

Inmaculada Colombia Sudan Rume Special Selection

Sudan Rume is a renowned coffee variety that originated on the Boma Plateau in southeastern Sudan near to the Ethiopian border. This beautiful specimen from La Inmaculada offers a rich honey and apricot jam sweetness combined with the juiciness of black cherries.

$18.00 / 200g Special Selection

This coffee is shipping from Chicago

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

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

Mejor de Tolima Colombia

Farmer Jhon Jairo Lasso’s coffee took 2nd place in the recent Tolima region quality competition, and we scooped it up in a live auction. It showcases unique flavors of kiwi and honeydew melon alongside a crisp lemony acidity and cacao nib finish.

$21.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from 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

Santuario Colombia Red Bourbon

Each year we taste the coffees from Santuario blind and the Red Bourbon is always a consistent standout. Camilo Merizalde's deft attention to detail has produced a world-class coffee with a bright papaya acidity, along with cherry and toffee.  

$19.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Tres Santos Colombia

Cultivated in Cauca by our good friends at Finca Santuario, this edition of Tres Santos is wonderfully fragrant and balanced. We taste flavors of sweet dates and cocoa throughout, along with a clean Navel orange and cranberry finish.

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Zirikana Rwanda

A new chance to “show commitment” (the Kinyarwanda translation of Zirikana) came to us this year via a fledgling project near Lake Kivu. Furaha Umwizeye’s coffee offers exceptional sweetness with flavors of peach cobbler, grapefruit, and black tea.

$17.00 / 12 oz

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

 
 
 
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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 longtime partners in Carmo de Minas have delivered an extraordinary coffee following a difficult harvest in 2014. The fresh 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 chocolaty 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

Birthday Cat Espresso

It’s our 20th birthday, and we’re throwing a coffee party. You’re totally invited: no need to RSVP, just grab some Birthday Cat, pull yourself a shot, and toast with us to our favorite feline espresso, and to 20 more years of amazing coffees.

$17.00 / 12 oz

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

Borderlands Project Colombia

The Linares community and Fidencio Chamorro continue to produce exceptional coffees with the support of the Borderlands project on the Southwestern edge of Colombia. This season’s harvest offers flavors like cherry cola, apple fritter, and lemon zest.

$18.00 / 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. The Black Cat Classic Espresso’s hallmark is its supreme balance and wonderful sweetness.

$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 predominately 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

Eros Blend

The son of Aphrodite has returned to our menu to unite three of our favorite Southern Hemisphere coffees, and we are smitten with the result. This blend has a juicy plum sweetness, balanced with flavors of cherry cordial and milk chocolate.

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Finca La Linda Honey Java Bolivia Special Selection

In its “Honey” processed form, this Java is as complex and unique as the processing method for which it is named. This sugary sweet Special Selection exudes flavors of nectarine and raspberry paired with a cocoa nib finish and is a testament to the extraordinary coffee processing skill and experience possessed by the Rodriquez family. 

$24.00 / 200g Special Selection

This coffee is shipping from Chicago

Finca La Linda Java Bolivia Special Selection

The fully washed version of this Java Special Selection showcases many of the full-bodied and deeply layered flavor characteristics of its Indonesian relatives, but is still distinctly Bolivian. We are drawn to this coffee's mandarin acidity and clean flavors of papaya and fig jam.   

$24.00 / 200g Special Selection

This coffee is shipping from Chicago

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

Frequency Blend

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

$14.00 / 12 oz

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

Gaspard Rwanda

Gaspard leads the charge for quality from his hillside, rallying neighboring farmers to improve their practices. The result of the micro-community’s efforts is unique, offering flavors of soft fruits like pear and fig with a vanilla bean finish.

$18.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

House Blend

Intelligentsia’s House Blend is designed to showcase the lively fruit and cane sugar sweetness that characterize our best Latin American coffees. Mandarin, lemon, milk chocolate and apple are some of the tastes we love in coffees from this part of the world, 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.

$16.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Inmaculada Colombia Coffea Eugenioides Special Selection

Coffea Eugenoides is the mother of the Arabica species. It's no understatement to say that this variety is truly unique, and unlike any other coffee in the world. We love its intense, sugary sweetness paired with a spearmint finish that leaves a cooling sensation on the palate.

$33.00 / 200g Special Selection

This coffee is shipping from Chicago

Inmaculada Colombia Sudan Rume Special Selection

Sudan Rume is a renowned coffee variety that originated on the Boma Plateau in southeastern Sudan near to the Ethiopian border. This beautiful specimen from La Inmaculada offers a rich honey and apricot jam sweetness combined with the juiciness of black cherries.

$18.00 / 200g Special Selection

This coffee is shipping from Chicago

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

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

Mejor de Tolima Colombia

Farmer Jhon Jairo Lasso’s coffee took 2nd place in the recent Tolima region quality competition, and we scooped it up in a live auction. It showcases unique flavors of kiwi and honeydew melon alongside a crisp lemony acidity and cacao nib finish.

$21.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from 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

Organic Kurimi Ethiopia

This year our Direct Trade project in Ethiopia took us to a single farm in the South known as Suke Quto. This classic Ethiopia offers a round, full cup with flavors of sweet pineapple, jasmine and lychee.

$19.00 / 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

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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

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Santuario Colombia Red Bourbon

Each year we taste the coffees from Santuario blind and the Red Bourbon is always a consistent standout. Camilo Merizalde's deft attention to detail has produced a world-class coffee with a bright papaya acidity, along with cherry and toffee.  

$19.00 / 12 oz

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Tikur Anbessa Ethiopia Single Origin Espresso

We crafted this espresso roast with coffee sourced from our first direct relationship in Southern Ethiopia. It offers a bounty of tropical fruits ranging from pineapple to peach and mango, with floral notes like jasmine and honeysuckle.

$22.00 / 12 oz

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Tikur Anbessa Ethiopia

Named for the culturally symbolic Ethiopian Black Lion, this exquisite coffee comes as a result of many years of collaboration with our partners at METAD. Distinct citrus blossom aromas precipitate flavors of white peach and honeydew melon and a resonant dark chocolate finish. 

$21.00 / 12 oz

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Tres Santos Colombia

Cultivated in Cauca by our good friends at Finca Santuario, this edition of Tres Santos is wonderfully fragrant and balanced. We taste flavors of sweet dates and cocoa throughout, along with a clean Navel orange and cranberry finish.

$18.00 / 12 oz

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Zirikana Rwanda

A new chance to “show commitment” (the Kinyarwanda translation of Zirikana) came to us this year via a fledgling project near Lake Kivu. Furaha Umwizeye’s coffee offers exceptional sweetness with flavors of peach cobbler, grapefruit, and black tea.

$17.00 / 12 oz

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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

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