“The intelligentsia, from Latin: intellegentia, pronounced [ɪntʲɪlʲɪˈɡʲentsɨjə]) is a social class of people engaged in complex mental labour aimed at guiding or critiquing, or otherwise playing a leadership role in shaping a society’s culture.”
Bow Tie Café is one of the only locations in Cincinnati to brew Intelligentsia coffee and espresso from Chicago. Intelligentsia is the true embodiment of “Direct Trade”. Intelligentsia’s buying team cumulatively spends over 365 days each year at source actually developing coffees while working alongside growers. Intelligentsia coffees are unlike any others, and they are exclusive to the brand. The insights, practices and expertise in preparation and processing garnered from their work around the globe apply to each of their Direct Trade coffees to make them the absolute best they can be.
To ensure the growers prosper Intelligentsia guarantees a price that is paid directly to the growers, which is set far above international fair trade standards. By combining focused attention at source with cup-quality price incentives, Intelligentsia continuously expands economic opportunity and culinary possibility.
At Bow Tie Café we carefully craft all the traditional coffee and espresso drinks:
Americano •fresh brewed espresso diluted with hot water
Breve Latte •espresso with hot steamed half & half for that extra rich and creamy taste
Brewed/Drip Coffee • fresh brewed and served straight up!
Café Au Lait •fresh brewed coffee and steamed milk
Cappuccino •espresso with steamed milk and topped with a deep layer of foam
Caramel Macchiato •steamed milk with vanilla-flavored syrup, espresso and caramel sauce
Chai Latte •Masala chai tea with hot steamed milk
Cortado •“mini cappuccino”, small mug of espresso with steamed milk and deep layer of foa
Espresso •strong shot of fresh brewed espresso served in small mug
Espresso Con Panna •strong shot of espresso served in small mug with whipped cream
Latte •espresso with hot steamed milk and a slight amount of foam
Macchiato •strong shot of espresso served in small mug topped with steamed milk foam
Mocha •espresso with hot steamed milk, dark or white chocolate & whipped cream
White Mocha •espresso with hot steamed milk, white chocolate & whipped cream
Pour Over •the serious coffee drinkers beverage! A flavorful, clean-tasting way to express the qualities of drip coffee by pouring water over coffee into a cone – process takes 5 minutes so be prepared to relax while you wait