That's awesome! Since moving to Saint Paul from Chicago, I haven't been able to find Intelligentsia anywhere. Great choice! :)
A new cupcake bakery in Seward?! This is the most delightful news of the day. I also love Intelligentsia coffee from my days living in Chicago, but I don't remember it being fair trade. Is it?
laurel: it is direct trade. so intellegentsia works directly with the farmers to buy their crops at a premium price and they buy the whole crop so they don't have to go to market with it. and it is super seasonal!
You can get a great cup of Intelligentsia from the amazing coffee bar at Angry Catfish, a new coffee+bike shop in the Standish neighborhood, between Lake Hiawatha and Roosevelt High School at 42nd and 28th Ave. S. Hurry up and open, can't get enough cupcakes or coffee in South Minneapolis!