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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.

Coffees from Intelligentsia Coffee

  1. Dark

    El Diablo Blend

    Dark chocolate, molasses, caramelized sugar.

    $18.55 / 12oz

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  2. Dark

    Black Cat Analog Espresso

    Dark chocolate, caramel, allspice.

    $18.60 / 12oz

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  3. Light/Medium

    Ethiopia Tikur Anbessa Espresso

    Cherry, lime, butterscotch.

    $23.70 / 12oz

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  4. Dark

    Black Cat Classic Espresso

    Dark chocolate, ripe cherry, brown sugar.

    $18.60 / 12oz

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  5. Light/Medium

    Librarian's Decaf Blend

    Marmalade, almond, chocolate.

    • DECAF

    $19.75 / 12oz

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  6. Dark

    El Gato Blend

    Dark chocolate, baked apple, plum.

    $18.60 / 12oz

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  7. Light

    El Gallo Breakfast Blend

    Stone fruit, caramel, nougat.

    $18.80 / 12oz

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  8. Dark

    Black Cat Decaf

    Cocoa, roasted walnut, subtle fruit.

    • DECAF

    $20.10 / 12oz

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  9. Light

    Ethiopia Kurimi

    Honeydew melon, passionfruit, lemon curd.

    $23.70 / 12oz

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  10. Light

    El Mago Decaf

    Orange, vanilla, milk chocolate.

    • DECAF

    $19.90 / 12oz

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  11. Light

    House Blend

    Sweet citrus, apple, milk chocolate.

    $18.45 / 12oz

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  12. Very Dark

    Organic French Roast

    Smoky, dark chocolate, molasses.

    $18.60 / 12oz

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  13. Light

    Colombia Tres Santos

    Honey, tangerine, cola.

    $19.65 / 12oz

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  14. Medium

    Frequency Blend

    Chocolate, dried fruits, almond.

    $18.45 / 12oz

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  15. Medium/Dark

    Honey Badger Espresso Blend

    Raspberry, tangerine, brown sugar.

    $20.45 / 12oz

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  16. Light

    Burundi Karyenda

    Tangerine, black plum, sugarcane.

    $20.05 / 12oz

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  17. Light

    Peru Cruz del Sur

    Cherry, grape, caramelized sugar.

    $20.05 / 12oz

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  18. Light

    Rwanda Zirikana

    Mandarin orange, concord grape, brown sugar.

    $21.15 / 12oz

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