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Intelligentsia Founder, CEO Talks His Craft Coffee Empire

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 05.17.2013 | Chicago

When we recently caught Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea co-founder and CEO Doug Zell on the phone, we knew we had to talk fast. The craft coffee power ...

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Tim Ferriss | Posted 04.01.2013 | Books
Tim Ferriss

Brewing coffee beans is like cooking garlic. If you use bigger chunks of garlic, the taste is mild; if you put garlic through a press or finely dice it, the taste can be overwhelmingly powerful, even bitter. This is why chefs harp about cutting into uniform size. Coffee's no different.

Top Coffee Shop Set For Big Expansion In 2013

Posted 01.11.2013 | Chicago

Chicago-based coffee roasters Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea have an ambitious 2013 ahead of them. The award-winning coffee mini-chain, which began ...

PHOTOS: Chicago's Best Coffee Shops

Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

Chicago will no doubt be celebrating National Coffee Day on Thursday. The Windy City was just named America's most caffeinated city in a Bundle rou...

PHOTOS: Los Angeles Magazine's Best Food & Drink

Posted 10.22.2011 | Los Angeles

Surely you've picked up Los Angeles magazine's Best of LA issue, and today all 107 of their picks are available online. Click here to study up on the ...

Joseph Erbentraut

Chicago Roasters: Higher Coffee Price 'Not Such A Bad Thing'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago

For many, a daily cup or five of coffee is a necessity, but no matter which route one is taking to get their caffeine fix these days, java junkies are...

Tantric (Sexual) Meditation: 'A Fantastic Way To Meet Men'

| Single Girl in L.A. | Posted 06.11.2011 | Los Angeles

Story courtesy of City's Best. By Single Girl in L.A. I recently took a Tantric meditation workshop. That's right, as in, like, sex. It was,...

Behind Enemy Lines

Todd Burbo | Posted 06.08.2011 | Chicago
Todd Burbo

Not long ago, America's specialty coffee roasters were as much friends as competitors. Now they're getting down to business.

John Stirratt and Pat Sansone of The Autumn Defense on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.30.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

John Stirratt and Pat Sansone discussed the band, their friendship, why Pat is particularly well-suited for life in a band -- as well as how they chose the beans for the new Wilco Intelligentsia coffee.

PHOTOS: The Best Coffee In Los Angeles

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

For coffee day, we've rounded up our picks of the best cup of joe in Los Angeles. We're spoiled here - there are three cafes on the list that roast th...

World's Best Barista: Michael Phillips Of Chicago's Intelligentsia

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the summer of Blago, Burge, Peterson and McDonald, there seems to be a judge making front-page news every day. But one ruling from London late last...

Intelligentsia Wins National Title, then Throws it Back

Todd Burbo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Todd Burbo

It's official: Intelligentsia coffee still employs the best barista in the United States.

Intelligentsia To Release Coffee Inspired By Indie Hip-Hop Label Anticon

The A.V. Club Chicago | March 3, 2010 03:22 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Never before have the words "corporate synergy," "indie hip-hop," and "robust coffees" been uttered in the same sentence, but here we have it: As the ...

Java Tour: Seven Top Coffee Shops on LA's Eastside

Pamela Ezell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pamela Ezell

This holiday season, venture beyond the multi-national latte when you're out and about on LA's Eastside.

My Reinvention Tour: The Venice Yard Sale

Martha McCully | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Martha McCully

The pace of making money in this new world is so different than what I'm used to. When I first left the steady paycheck eighteen months ago, each day that would go by where I didn't make a penny caused a panic.

Suffering For Cappuccino

Lloyd Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lloyd Sachs

What's an espresso man with anti-Starbuckian standards to do? What has to go so the cappuccinos can stay?