Uppers and Downers Coffee Beer Festival returns to Chicago in February.
A holiday guide to coffee box sets.
21 coffee blends for the holiday season.
10 coffees for Thanksgiving.
The finalists for the 2017 Good Food Awards coffee category.
Sawada Coffee in Chicago, Illinois.
Birdies in Los Angeles, California.
The 2016 Midwest AeroPress Championship in Chicago.
2016 Uppers & Downers beer and coffee festival in Chicago.
Be merry, bright, and delicious this holiday season with our curated selection of holiday blends from some of the best brands in specialty coffee. Some are newcomers, others are longtime staff favorites—but every one of them will make a fine gift for this year’s celebrations, whether you’re wrapping it up under the tree or brewing up something […]
We talk to Intelligentsia founder Doug Zell and Peet’s CEO Dave Burwick.
And so it was that on January 25th, 2015 I flew from Portland, Oregon (a coffee and beer mecca) to Chicago, Illinois (also a coffee and beer mecca) for the first-ever Uppers & Downers Festival of Coffee Beers. It was cold outside, but inside the warmth of Thalia Hall some 500+ beer enthusiasts gathered for a truly […]
Good Beer Hunting, a popular online beer culture digest and brand consultancy, have teamed with our partners at Intelligentsia Coffee for a series of beer + coffee events, dubbed “Uppers + Downers”—we reported on the first such event in the fall of 2013. This year, Uppers + Downers is back again for its biggest event […]
How do you improve on a classic design like the Chemex? You don’t; you complement it. That’s exactly what Intelligentsia Coffee and Horween Leather have tried to do with this exclusive new hand-crafted leather Chemex collar. Produced entirely in Chicago, Illinois by Horween, a leather company founded in 1905, the collars are available in natural […]
I love Conan O’Brien. The “In the Year 2000” sketches, the Masturbating Bear, that time he sold Springfield a Monorail–I celebrate his entire catalog. In his most recent exploits for Conan, O’Brien takes Associate Producer and whipping-boy-nemesis Jordan Schlansky to a tour and cupping at the Los Angeles roastery of our partners at Intelligentsia Coffee as […]
We’re in the last, sweaty gasps of our Build-Outs of Summer series…and what a summer it has been! We’ve explored build-outs in cities like Philadelphia, Sitka, Haddon Township, and Mashpee, just to name a few! As the air begins to pick up that crisp Canadian chill, it’s only natural that we turn our sights to our neighbours to the north, […]