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Coffee Description

This rich espresso channels cocoa with hints of sweet pipe tobacco and roasted walnut. Subtle dried fruit and chocolate surface along the way. Sweet. Syrupy. Smooth.

Dark Roast

Roast Level


About Black Cat Decaf Espresso

This go-to espresso blend is Intelligentsia’s decaffeinated riff on their iconic Black Cat espresso blend. Like black cats in general, it’s a mysterious wonder and loses nothing in the transition from one state to the other.

That transition takes place courtesy of the chemical-free water process, which removes the caffeine from the bean, reintroduces any flavor components back to the beans. This means that should a hankering for a deep, rich cup of coffee hits toward evening, Intelligentsia has you covered.

Chicago, IL

Intelligentsia Coffee

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.


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