When it came time to pick a coffee roaster, the choice (to us) was very clear – we want the best and most knowledgeable in the business, and refuse to take shortcuts. Intelligentsia was that (and more) for us. Others talk about working with coffee producers and in many cases that’s all it is, talk. Intelligentsia’s buying team cumulatively spends over 365 days each year at source.
Intelli does not just buy coffees; they actually develop them while working alongside the farmers we work with who grow our coffee. Their coffees are unlike any others, and they are exclusive to Intelligentsia.
They take insights, practices and expertise in preparation and processing garnered from our work around the globe and apply them to each of our Direct Trade coffees to make them the absolute best they can be.