Breaking news tonight: Tyler Wells, Chris Owens, and reigning World Barista Champion Michael Phillips have resigned from their positions with Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea.

Intelligentsia's Marketing Director Stephen Morrissey confirmed this report and spoke exclusively to Sprudge: “Tyler, Chris, and Michael are all extremely talented and lovely guys. We wish them the best and are excited to see what they do.”

“I have resigned from my positionΒ as Director of Coffee Education at Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea,” Mike Phillips told Sprudge earlier this evening. “I think it's truly a world-class coffee company that has done many amazing things and will continue to do many more.Β This is time for me to try something new.

Something new? Stay tuned to Sprudge.com for more on this story in the coming days!

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