Written by 11:23 California, Illinois, New York

Intelligentsia Coffee – Chicago/NYC/LA

53 East Randolph St.
Chicago, Illinois 60601

And various locations throughout Chicago, Los Angeles & NYC

Intelligentsia Coffee Website

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Intelligentsia makes great espresso.  Having been in business for almost 20 years, there’s no question they know espresso.  Their employees know espresso too.  You can ask just about any question you want about coffee and they’ll know the answer.  They even offer classes to the public about coffee in their Chicago and Los Angeles stores.  You can also visit their website and watch videos of various brewing methods and more.

Intelligentsia stores are very popular, so at peak times, you can definitely plan on waiting in line.  They have a good selection of different coffees each day,  as well as a nice selection of pastries and other items.  You can also buy most of the current selection of beans in store as well as online.  In their online store, they list the available beans by flavor profile, which is a great way to get the beans that you like.

You’ll also find Intelligentsia coffee in fine restaurants and espresso bars in other parts of the country as well.  When in Chicago, LA or New York, stop in to Intelligentsia and you’ll be rewarded with a great espresso.


Last modified: March 29, 2014