Do you have a favorite nut? Are you an almond admirer or a pecan freak or are walnuts your thing? For me as much as I love almonds, pecans and walnuts (cashews are good on their own but don’t like them in desserts) I really have a thing for pistachios. It is weird really because most of my life I absolutely despised those hard white shells and wrinkly green little nutmeats. But then something changed and I discovered that I really liked pistachios. Who knew! Now I can’t get enough of them, especially in dessert form. Pistachio cakes, crushed pistachios garnished on frostings, when I see a glimmer of green pistachio flecks my heart flutters with excitement. That brings me to a pistachio lovers haven – Intelligentsia coffee. Intelligentsia offers an array of sweet treats daily to accompany their coffee selection and they have two truly incredible pistachio delights: pistachio teacakes and pistachio éclairs.

The teacakes are buttery and rich dense cake that is studded with crushed pistachios. They seem to be soaked in a lemon simple syrup too and are bursting with bright spring flavors.

The pistachio éclairs are a thing of beauty. The éclair shell is perfect, tender yet firm, housing a delicate pistachio cream filling.  The sweet icing on top is coated with finely crushed pistachios as well. This éclairs is on of my favorite pistachio desserts around!

If you have a hankering for something nutty, bright and sweet Intelligentsia is the place to quell your pistachio cravings!

7 Comments on Intelligenstia Coffee | A Pistachio Lover’s Haven

  1. I’ve always liked snacking on pistachios, but I don’t like nuts in my desserts. THEN, one day I had a bite of pistachio gelato. It changed my life. I can’t get enough!

  2. Superb post. I agree about pistachios (that meat: yum!!) but I would not have been able to write a post with such nutty but cebarrel flair. (Eiher one or the other for me.) BTW, I also love cashews. Wish I hadn’t been barely in blogland for another hiatus. I love reading librarian’s blogs.

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