Think of great coffee like any fine, perishable food. It is best served fresh. That’s the point of our In Season coffee program: to provide you with delicious, seasonally-sourced coffees that you can enjoy at the peak of flavor.
In most coffee growing regions, there is a single harvest season each year. Since coffee cherries do not ripen evenly, harvests can last from several weeks to several months, resulting in what’s known as early, middle, and late harvests. Despite the misconception perpetuated by some in the industry, coffee is not a year-round crop, nor is its quality immune to the passage of time. So, the only way to deliver the finest, freshest coffees is to know the coffee’s exact time and location (down to the plot) of harvest.
The goal of our program is to purchase the right amount of a given coffee to meet seasonal demand. We then roast your coffee only on the day they are ordered. So by the time they reach your door, Intelligentsia In Season coffees and espressos are less than 9 calendar months from harvest.
Over the course of time, you’ll see our In Season coffee selections change, highlighting truly impeccable coffees from around the world. Selecting your coffees in this manner ensures that you receive Intelligentsia coffee at their most satisfying and flavorful.