Los Angeles

Not Your Everyday Coffee

It might not be your everyday choice for coffee, but Intelligentsia Coffee is offering coffee lovers the opportunity to sample Geisha coffee from Hacienda la Esmeralda, which was purchased last May by Intelligentsia at auction.

This coffee won Best of Panama in 2004, 2005, 2006, and again this year in 2007 and garnered $130 per pound, the highest amount ever paid for coffee at auction. On November 15th, Los Angelenos will have a chance to taste this storied brew and judge for themselves whether it measures up.

When: Thursday, November 15, 2007, beginning at 7:00pm
Where: Intelligentsia Coffee in Silver Lake, 3922 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
Cost: Free. Reservations are not required.

Intelligentsia Coffee Buyer Geoff Watts will present Hacienda la Esmeralda. Guests will receive samples of this unique and rare coffee, freshly brewed to order on Intelligentsia’s Clover coffee machine. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will also be served.

Additionally, a very limited quantity of the auction-winning Esmeralda will be available for purchase at the event and for a short time following. The coffee will sell for $99.00 per half pound and $55.00 per quarter pound.