Full-bodied and well-rounded, this blend produces consistently sweet and chocolatey espressos with complex flavor notes ranging from caramel to allspice. Mellowing as it cools, it integrates it stands alone or pairs well with milk.
About Black Cat Analog Espresso
This sweet, full-bodied espresso is the single origin version of Intelligentsia’s Black Cat Classic Espresso Blend, a staple in their coffee lineup from the beginning back in 1995. In fact, it has been such a popular coffee that they offer three other variations.
Besides this one, Black Cat Analog Espresso, and the above-mentioned Black Cat Classic, Intelligentsia also offers Black Cat Decaf Espresso, and their El Gato Blend for other brew methods. After all, one can never have too many cats…
Founded in 1995, this Chicago-based institution got its start roasting on vintage equipment within its first coffeebar. At the time, finding great tasting, freshly roasted coffee was surprisingly elusive. So, Doug Zell and Emily Mange decided to do something about it. They didn’t set out to change the world, just a small corner of it, and they certainly did just that, pioneering Direct Trade practices in the coffee industry before that really became a thing. Because of this, they were able to develop and source exclusive, remarkable coffees not found elsewhere.
Fast forward to today: with a focus on consistency, quality, and sustainability, Intelligentsia continues to be an industry pioneer, traveling the world to source the finest specialty coffee and roasting those beans at their Chicago and Los Angeles locations. True to their original quest, they believe that coffee in all its forms—whole bean, brewed, and espresso—should be an approachable, accessible luxury. For Intelligentsia, making coffee a memorable addition to any experience and making the act of preparing and enjoying a cup of coffee an experience in and of itself are key passions.