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Intelligentsia Coffee

By Ashley Heaton, October 9, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Ashley Heaton

Intelligentsia Coffee Doug Zell and Geoff Watts Chicago, IL Intelligentsia Coffee started 15 years ago, when the founders recognized a need for great coffee in Chicago. Now, they’re buying more than 2 million pounds of coffee from 18 countries in a year. As owner Doug Zell states, “It’s one of the most complex beverages in the world; it should have a really sweet, satisfying taste.” To him, this is the epitome of great coffee. But, also important is taking good care of the product and the people who provide it. Doing the right thing isn’t a choice; it’s a mantra that has carried over into every aspect of their business, from sourcing the coffee to paying the growers. Find out more about Intelligentsia Coffee in this short video.

Don’t live close enough to experience this coffee yourself? We’ve got great local vendors all around the country creating unique products like this. Check your local store for what’s available in your neck of the woods.
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Lindsay Jara says ...
Yum. Intelligentsia is the best coffee in Chicago!
10/09/2010 12:34:23 PM CDT
Zane says ...
Is this an organic coffee?
10/11/2010 11:21:42 AM CDT
paig292 says ...
@Zane I checked their website and they list some organic coffees. You can get more info here: http://www.intelligentsiacoffee.com/
10/11/2010 5:12:55 PM CDT
Krups says ...
I am familiar with Intelligentsia Coffee, and I can say that this is a really good company. So use it and enjoy the wonderful taste of coffee!
02/17/2011 7:18:34 AM CST
recette tiramisu says ...
thank's a lot for this great post really it the best
04/14/2011 9:47:39 AM CDT
D says ...
Very good coffee. The taste is amazing!
03/10/2013 6:32:24 PM CDT
Ben Cotton says ...
do you carry or can you order, Acid-free, decaffeinated, instant coffee for me?
10/16/2013 4:11:36 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@BEN - Our products vary between stores. Check with your local store to see what they have in stock!
10/17/2013 11:29:47 AM CDT