Intelligentsia Coffee
Rwanda People’s Farm

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Chicago, Illinois

4.00(1)

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Roast Level: Medium
Bean Source Country: Rwanda
Espresso

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4.00(1)

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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1068 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.00 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    3.50 - Acidity

    Hanging out at Intelligentsia they pulled me a bonus shot of this as alt espresso. Very tasty and fruity in some ways but probably a bit too acidic especially since I’d just had a Doppio of Black Cat which is more balanced.
    11 months ago · See more from Ted

More Details

Roast Level: Medium
Medium roast coffee balances the beans' natural flavors and the roasting process, providing a well-rounded taste profile. When selecting a medium roast, look for a balance of acidity and sweetness, with caramel, nuts, and chocolate notes and a medium body.
Bean Source Country: Rwanda
Rwandan coffee is known for its bright, fruity, and tea-like characteristics, attributable to its high elevations, fertile volcanic soil, and temperate climate. The Bourbon variety, commonly grown in Rwanda, lends itself to a delicate and nuanced flavor profile, often exhibiting notes of red fruit, citrus, and floral undertones. As the country has invested in improving coffee production and processing techniques, Rwandan coffee has emerged as a top contender in the specialty coffee market, earning recognition for its vibrant and complex flavors.
Espresso
Espresso is a concentrated coffee beverage brewed by forcing hot water through finely-ground coffee beans under high pressure. It is characterized by its rich flavor and distinctive crema—the creamy layer that forms on top of the extracted process. When evaluating espresso, coffee experts often focus on key tasting characteristics such as aroma, flavor, body, and aftertaste. Aroma refers to the fragrant smells released during brewing, while flavor encompasses the coffee's overall taste profile, including notes of sweetness, bitterness, acidity, and richness. Body refers to the coffee's texture or mouthfeel, with descriptors like full-bodied, medium-bodied, or light-bodied. Aftertaste, or the finish, pertains to the lingering flavors and sensations experienced after swallowing the coffee. A well-prepared espresso is prized for its balance and complexity, combining these sensory attributes into a harmonious whole.

Best Rated Roasts of Intelligentsia Coffee

Intelligentsia Coffee is a coffee roaster from Chicago, IL United States. We have 31 cataloged roasts with 20 total reviews with a score of 4.58.

International Rank: #4 out of 766
Ranking is based on a combination of reviews and popularity on CoffeeRoast.com
Name Roast Level Bean Source
Medium International Blend
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5.00(1)

Dark International Blend
Light Ethiopia
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