Boing Boing tv faves from 2008: Mark's Tour of Intelligentsia Coffee

Another installment in our "faves from 2008" BoingBoing tv retrospective -- this two-parter in which Mark Frauenfelder gets an exclusive tour of Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea. Above, part one, below, part two, and MP4 links for download here:

* A Morning at Intelligentsia Part 1
* A Morning at Intelligentsia Coffee Part 2

Snip from the original post:

Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea is based out of Chicago, Illinois and has recently opened up a new store in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Kyle Glanville, head of research and development at Intelligentsia and winner of the 2008 US Barista Championship shows Mark how they acquire and roast some of the finest coffee in the world.

The word intelligentsia derives from the Latin word intelligentia, meaning a group of people engaged in complex mental and creative labor directed to the development and dissemination of culture. Kyle Glanville has been laboring to promulgate a new coffee culture with Intelligentsia to combat the "get up and go" mentality, and Mark is along for the ride to learn the careful art of roasting coffee.

Intelligentsia is located at 3922 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90029 and is open 7 days a week.

And see also this related BBtv episode: Looking for the Perfect Bean: Kyle Glanville's World Coffee Tour, part 1 - Brazil (direct MP4 Link).


  1. The videos might be *boip* meaningless trivia */boip* OK, if it weren’t for all the *boip* meaningless trivia */boip* popup overlays that keep distracting me from any actual *boip* meaningless trivia */boip* content.

  2. Actually, it’s written “Glassell Park.” (The warehouse isn’t in Silver Lake, it’s on San Fernando near the 2.)

  3. Love this coffee stuff! I am a Torontonian, which means that I’m someone who, as a coffee lover, has a reasonable chance of finding interesting, even interesting and good, coffee shops. (To name names; Vici, in the bottom of the Toronto Life Centre, makes nice espressos. The Remarkable Bean, on Queen St E, is an all round great spot, making great regular brewed coffee, and throwing in, uniquely, easy to listen to jazz radio and dynamite pastries). And I’d love to have my own. I’ve wanted to do that for a while, but it takes money to make money. Kyle Glanville’s got it right – from the standpoint of us coffee lovers. Slow food meets coffee. Thanks folks for the very enjoyable coffee videos.

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