Today I have a coffee post to talk about a really cool company called Intelligentsia that does coffee subscription orders shipped to your house on a one time, bi- weekly, every 3 weeks, or every 4 weeks 🙂
A bit about Intelligentsia: They are a company started in 1990’s with the goal to provide top quality, french roasted coffee that is always in season for maximum freshness. They have many locations in the US that sell their brewed coffees which I came across when I was backpacking Los Angeles. What makes their coffee unique is they put a lot of time into working closely with their producers such as the farms growing the coffee beans making sure the coffee your drinking is looked after from start to finish from the growing and harvesting to packaging and shipping process!
The origins of the coffee ranges from different regions which your subscription ordering gives you the option to choose. For instance from Costa Rica, Brazil, Guatemala, Columbia and more.
My first order came this month which I received coffee from Brazil, Agua Preta. They sent two bags of coffee and included a fact/story sheet of where the coffee you get is coming from. Here’s mine…
Direct Trade Partner: Fazenda Sertão, Nazaeth Dias Pereira
Region: Carmo de Minas – Minas Gerais
Cultivars: Yellow Bourbon
Elevation: 1100-1450 m.a.s.l
Harvest: April 15th, 2016
Harvested by: João Batista de Castro (thanks João, you are awesome!!)
And a story about the Dias Pereira family with their land growing these coffee beans with photo’s of the farm in the beautiful lush green landscape in Brazil.
This is just a quick example to show you what is included in your box and what you can expect from Intelligentsia. It’s a great way to learn more about where your coffee is coming from because coffee isn’t just coffee! There is so much depth, history, culture, and unique processes that take place that make your mornings so great when you take that first sip of coffee right?
I also do this thing where I bring back coffee for my parents and sister every time I travel somewhere (if I have room in the backpack) so we have a pretty solid stash going on right now which I’m happy to add Intelligentsia to bring some South America vibes to the mix. To be honest, I don’t know much about coffee but I am eager and excited to learn more of it through these boxes. I’m always looking to learn more and more! I’ll keep you posted on my monthly delivery’s through my Instagram account! Stay tuned coffee lovers –