Intelligentsia

During my 24h visit to Los Angeles last week I had the pleasure to enjoy a cup of Intelligentsia coffee. It was the best cup of coffee I have ever had, and I never thought I would say that outside of Italy. My friend Jon took me to the Intelligentsia coffee shop in Venice. The space itself is stunning and well worth a visit, even if you don’t drink coffee. Watching the barrista making our coffee pushed me over the edge. Can we please have a Intelligentsia in DUMBO?

Their New York Training Lab offers various classes. Espresso 101 anyone? Oh, I am tempted.

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  1. Good to know! You’ve GOT to try Espresso Vivace or Stumptown if you make it out to Seattle. My favorites, by far.

  2. Intelligentsia rocks. There’s an awesome coffee shop in, yes, Montgomery, Alabama that serves it called The Tipping Point (http://www.tippingpointhampstead.com/). One of my favorite places in the USA.

  3. Ah, love Intelligentsia! Once you have their coffee..you never want to go back to Starbucks! That place has a great vibe, too..

  4. You have go try Stumptown @ Ace hotel in NYC

  5. I’m quite shocked there isn’t one in NYC! I bet there will be someday.

  6. You might enjoy these videos on how to make espresso, syphon coffee and cappuccino (shot at the Venice location): http://thed4d.com/projects/intelligentsia-coffee/

  7. (Ah—helps if I click to load the Flash before posting a comment :P)

  8. Just thought you might want to know that the arts space 3rd Ward, in Bushwick, in addition to their restaurant GOODS, in Williamsburg, serves Intelligentsia coffee. Very good stuff.

  9. I used to work rght down the street from one of Chicago’s 3 Intelligentsia locations and I couldn’t get enough. Their soy lattes are so delicious, I’ve never tasted anything quite like it. I just got back from Italy and had some pretty amazing espresso/cappucino there so I don’t know if I can say Intelligentsia is better but it sure does compare!

  10. Intelligentsia is awesome! Crushcakes/Crush Cafe in Santa Barbara serves it and its delish for sure!!

  11. Thanks for the link and the coffee love! I love your site….keep posting amazing design. You inspire us on a daily basis.

    - Intelligentsia Design Team

  12. any of these, or your local friendly shops serving these are good bets

    http://newcoffeeupdates.com/

  13. van leeuwen trucks (http://www.vanleeuwenicecream.com/) serve intelligentsia cofee

  14. Hey, that’s Madison’s hometown talent Planet Propaganda locking down the Intelligentsia branding. Wisconsin rep!

    http://www.planetpropaganda.com

  15. if you liked intelligentsia you must go try Blue Bottle (from San Fran but now in Brooklyn)

  16. Hey Tina, speaking about coffee and Venice, take a look at this link: http://www.elektrasrl.com/home.php
    The “Family Retrò” model made me crazy. It’s made in Treviso, few km from Venice.

    P.S. Next time you come in Venice, you have a gondola ride for free :D

  17. 9th Street Espresso serves Intelligentsia.

  18. ditto Stumptown at the Ace in midtown. That, is the best cup in the US. But if you really like Intelligentsia then try 9th Street Espresso in lowertown Manhattan. They use coffee roasted by Intelligentsia coffee and are just as diligent about pressing a proper cup. Funny enough 9th street used to use Stumptown but Stumptown wouldn’t compromise on quality and let them rebrand the coffee with their own label.

  19. ditto Stumptown at the Ace in midtown. That, is the best cup in the US. But if you really like Intelligentsia then try 9th Street Espresso in lowertown Manhattan. They use coffee roasted by Intelligentsia and are just as diligent about pressing a proper cup. Funny enough 9th street used to use Stumptown but Stumptown wouldn’t compromise on quality and let them rebrand the coffee with their own label.

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