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Intelligentsia Coffee By The Pound - Can Anyone Explain Its Prices?

Combination | Nov 29, 201009:59 AM

Howdy All,

When I was in Chicago a few weeks ago, I had a wonderful pot of French press coffee from Intelligentsia - a Kenyan variety that Alinea served.

So, being eager to buy some of this coffee, I checked out their website - and I'm in utter disbelief at the prices.

As a comparison, the Whole Foods coffee I get is $11 for 1.5 pounds - and it is excellent stuff.

The Kenyan variety from Intelligentsia is $29 for a freaking single pound! Huh??!!

If you get the generic "dark roast", it's still $16 for a pound.

Please help - what am I missing here?

1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Intelligentsia Coffee
53 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

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