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Single Origin Coffee

Gaspard Rwanda

One of the few single-estate coffees in Rwanda, we found this coffee just a few miles away from our Zirikana project. The first sip reminds us of chamomile, while a light body carries flavors of juicy apricot and buttery shortbread.

$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.

$17.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Kunga Maitu Kenya

This season's Kunga Maitu is the result of exciting new relationships, reaffirming the resilience of our Direct Trade buying model. As effervescent as it is sweet, with a transcendent complexity, we taste pineapple, pink grapefruit, buttered rum, and hibiscus.

$20.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Ljulu Lipati Peaberry Zambia

A surprising amount of the harvest on the Lublinkhofs' farm is peaberry – a small, round seed that can be tricky to roast. This season's crop has a clean, silky mouthfeel with flavors of clementine orange, pear, and fresh hops.

$19.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Ljulu Lipati Zambia

Innovation and dedication continue to be thematic elements in our relationship coffee from southwest Zambia. This unique SL-28 variety grown in the Munali Hills offers flavors of lemongrass, pineapple, and breakfast tea, cradled by a supple mouthfeel and juicy sweetness.

$18.00 / 12 oz

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

Organic Kurimi Ethiopia

Our efforts to forge direct relationships with farmers in Ethiopia have gained traction in the Sidama Region, where recent improvements in processing are yielding remarkable new coffees. Delicately balanced flavors of honeysuckle and apricot are carried by a silky mouthfeel and a finish that reminds us of almond butter.

$17.00 / 12 oz

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

Ruvumbu Rwanda

Our first 2014 Southern Hemisphere arrival, coffee from the Ruvumbu washing station returns this year as Direct Trade. It has the same glossy mouthfeel that we loved last year but this year's crop has improved sweetness with flavors of bergamot, fig, blackberry, and butterscotch.

$17.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Zirikana Rwanda

A testament to the skill and commitment by the team at the Nyarusiza washing station, this year's release is remarkably lush, and brims with flavors of lime zest, black tea and crisp grape in the finish.

$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

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

Sourced directly from the award-winning Fazenda Rainha farm in South-East Brazil, and 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 most popular seasonal espresso, named for Africa’s most ferocious and honey-loving mustelid, returns to the lineup for its fifth iteration. Each season, we build Honey Badger around one of our favorite Kenyan coffees; you’d really be missing something special not to take this syrupy sweet and viciously flavorful espresso for a spin in your portafilter.

$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

 
 

Celebration Blend

We built this year's Celebration blend with two vibrant East African coffees and one of this year's best Central American offerings. The result resembles a hot toddy - spiced rum, red fruits and mulling spices - with wild honey aromatics.

$18.00 / 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

An organic counterpart to our House Blend, El Gallo demonstrates the softer spectrum of Latin American coffees, rounder in 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 fruit flavors accompany the predominate note 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

Sourced directly from the award-winning Fazenda Rainha farm in South-East Brazil, and 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

Gaspard Rwanda

One of the few single-estate coffees in Rwanda, we found this coffee just a few miles away from our Zirikana project. The first sip reminds us of chamomile, while a light body carries flavors of juicy apricot and buttery shortbread.

$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.

$17.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Ljulu Lipati Peaberry Zambia

A surprising amount of the harvest on the Lublinkhofs' farm is peaberry – a small, round seed that can be tricky to roast. This season's crop has a clean, silky mouthfeel with flavors of clementine orange, pear, and fresh hops.

$19.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Ljulu Lipati Zambia

Innovation and dedication continue to be thematic elements in our relationship coffee from southwest Zambia. This unique SL-28 variety grown in the Munali Hills offers flavors of lemongrass, pineapple, and breakfast tea, cradled by a supple mouthfeel and juicy sweetness.

$18.00 / 12 oz

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

Ruvumbu Rwanda

Our first 2014 Southern Hemisphere arrival, coffee from the Ruvumbu washing station returns this year as Direct Trade. It has the same glossy mouthfeel that we loved last year but this year's crop has improved sweetness with flavors of bergamot, fig, blackberry, and butterscotch.

$17.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Zirikana Rwanda

A testament to the skill and commitment by the team at the Nyarusiza washing station, this year's release is remarkably lush, and brims with flavors of lime zest, black tea and crisp grape in the finish.

$17.00 / 12 oz

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

 
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Direct Trade

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

Celebration Blend

We built this year's Celebration blend with two vibrant East African coffees and one of this year's best Central American offerings. The result resembles a hot toddy - spiced rum, red fruits and mulling spices - with wild honey aromatics.

$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

Sourced directly from the award-winning Fazenda Rainha farm in South-East Brazil, and 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

An organic counterpart to our House Blend, El Gallo demonstrates the softer spectrum of Latin American coffees, rounder in 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 fruit flavors accompany the predominate note of milk chocolate.

$14.00 / 12 oz

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

Gaspard Rwanda

One of the few single-estate coffees in Rwanda, we found this coffee just a few miles away from our Zirikana project. The first sip reminds us of chamomile, while a light body carries flavors of juicy apricot and buttery shortbread.

$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.

$17.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Kunga Maitu Kenya

This season's Kunga Maitu is the result of exciting new relationships, reaffirming the resilience of our Direct Trade buying model. As effervescent as it is sweet, with a transcendent complexity, we taste pineapple, pink grapefruit, buttered rum, and hibiscus.

$20.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Ljulu Lipati Peaberry Zambia

A surprising amount of the harvest on the Lublinkhofs' farm is peaberry – a small, round seed that can be tricky to roast. This season's crop has a clean, silky mouthfeel with flavors of clementine orange, pear, and fresh hops.

$19.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Ljulu Lipati Zambia

Innovation and dedication continue to be thematic elements in our relationship coffee from southwest Zambia. This unique SL-28 variety grown in the Munali Hills offers flavors of lemongrass, pineapple, and breakfast tea, cradled by a supple mouthfeel and juicy sweetness.

$18.00 / 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

Organic Kurimi Ethiopia

Our efforts to forge direct relationships with farmers in Ethiopia have gained traction in the Sidama Region, where recent improvements in processing are yielding remarkable new coffees. Delicately balanced flavors of honeysuckle and apricot are carried by a silky mouthfeel and a finish that reminds us of almond butter.

$17.00 / 12 oz

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

Ruvumbu Rwanda

Our first 2014 Southern Hemisphere arrival, coffee from the Ruvumbu washing station returns this year as Direct Trade. It has the same glossy mouthfeel that we loved last year but this year's crop has improved sweetness with flavors of bergamot, fig, blackberry, and butterscotch.

$17.00 / 12 oz

This coffee is shipping from Chicago, Los Angeles

Zirikana Rwanda

A testament to the skill and commitment by the team at the Nyarusiza washing station, this year's release is remarkably lush, and brims with flavors of lime zest, black tea and crisp grape in the finish.

$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