BREAKING: Co-CEO Rob Buono Is Stepping Down At Intelligentsia

Rob Buono pictured here in 2012.

Tricoastal roasters and retailers (Lake Michigan counts, alright?) Intelligentsia Coffee announced this morning that much-storied Co-CEO Rob Buono will be stepping down from his position, at the end of a three-year tenure that saw tremendous growth for the independent company. In his footsteps will follow James McLaughlin, who’s served variously for Intelligentsia as Green Coffee […]

Special Comment from Andrew Brewtbart: Ego Trip, Thy Name is Zell


Andrew Brewtbart, famously reclusive leading figure in the conservative coffee movement, has aimed his poisoned pen at Intelligentisia’s CEO Douglas Zell. The controversy stems over a recent Zell Speaks blog post in which he claimed credit for a number of specialty coffee innovations. While we here at acknowledge that Andrew Brewtbart is a polarizing […]