Intelligentsia is a specialty coffee pioneer, rising from humble Chicago roots to a company driven by curiosity, empowerment, and the never-ending quest for the most extraordinary coffee in the world.
Established in 1995
Thoughtfully sourced & roasted
Great coffee is not the result of chance
Intelligentsia Blends & Espressos
Intelligentsia Direct Trade
We didn’t adopt direct trade practices because it’s a trendy way to do business – we introduced the concept to the coffee industry. Our commitment to direct trade allows us to cut out unnecessary importers and exporters and enables us to truly partner with our growers. We meticulously collect data, insights, and best practices from all of our partners and share them to improve overall quality. We have built meaningful relationships with our partners and obsess over quality every step of the way.
Intelligentsia Coffee Blends
Our blends are designed to showcase and represent the lively fruit flavors and sweetness that characterize our best single origin coffees. The composition of our blends change seasonally depending on what is fresh and tasting great from our partners all over the world.
Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso
The Black Cat Project formed from our belief that only the best coffees produce the greatest espressos. After all, espresso is just another form of brewing coffee. With this project, we’re challenging ourselves to go beyond common assumptions about espresso and expand what is possible in terms of flavor, aroma, and mouthfeel.
Intelligentsia Decaf Coffee
At Intelligentsia, we take decaf seriously. To maintain the unique flavor profile of each batch, our caffeine-free coffees are decaffeinated through a chemical-free, mountain water process. Enjoy delicious, non-caffeinated coffee, without compromising on flavor.
Milk Chocolate, Mandarin, Apple
Caramelized Sugar, Molasses, Chocolate
Stone Fruit, Dark Sugars, Dark Chocolate
Almond, Dried Fruit, Milk Chocolate
Citrus, Stone Fruit, Caramel
Milk Chocolate, Sweet Orange, Vanilla
FLAVOR PROFILE – The Black Cat Classic Espresso contains notes of Dark Chocolate, Ripe Cherry and Brown Sugar. A perfect complement to that scone or a nice glazed donut
WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT – We didn’t adopt Direct Trade practices because it’s a trendy way to do business; we introduced the concept to the coffee industry. Our commitment to Direct Trade allows us to cut out unnecessary importers and exporters, and enables us to truly partner with our growers. We meticulously collect data, insights, and best practices from all of our growing partners and share them to improve overall quality.
OUR PROMISE – We know you take your coffee seriously and you order from us because you like the best cup of coffee you can get, so if there is ever a point where you are unsatisfied, please reach out to us! We want to make sure you are getting the freshness and quality you deserve