Intelligentsia Coffee


Location: Chicago, Illinois

Origin: Kenya

Roast: Medium

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Review Date: July 2005

Agtron: 51/60

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 7

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

The aroma is sweet-toned and intense: cedar, semi-sweet chocolate, raisins. In the cup, dry, spicy berry, grapefruit, Bordeaux-like wine notes. The flavor notes persist in the slightly but pleasantly astringent finish.


Despite national coffee leadership marred by confusion and accusations of corruption, Kenya cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Intelligentsia is a leading Chicago-area roaster with a Keith Haring-style logo, excellent coffee, and a commitment to quality epitomized by the practice of printing roast dates on coffee packaging. Visit www.intelligentsiacoffee.com or call 888-945-9786 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of gently austere, spicily dry red table wines.

This review originally appeared in the July, 2005 tasting report: Watch It, Seattle: Chicago-Area Coffees

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