The GOODS from Caffè Artigiano
Vancouver, BC | Caffè Artigiano launches a new summer menu this week with a selection of chilled caffeinated (and decaffeinated) artisanal iced coffee, tea and soda’s, a collaboration between Director of Coffee, Michael Ratcliffe and Chef Dawn Doucette. Cool new summer drink offerings include;
Ice Coffee | A tall, light, refreshing iced coffee brewed with Burundi Gahahe, a spring-summer crop, single origin coffee from East Africa best suited for iced coffee. We let it cool naturally, then serve it over ice. Sugar syrup, dairy, soya or almond milk is optional, making this no-calorie and vegan.
Ice Caffè Latte | A tall, espresso based milky, iced coffee. Chilled over ice, strained then served over fresh ice. Options to make this drink dairy free with soya or almond milk; sugar syrup is optional.
Ice Spanish Latte | A tall espresso based iced coffee. Espresso and frothy rich, slightly sweet condensed milk is stirred over ice.
Frappé | Caffè Artigiano offers two tall, icy frappé’s this summer for those with a slightly sweeter tooth. Made with coffee, rather than espresso to keep it a bit lighter, either can be made without coffee (for youngsters) or with decaffeinated coffee. Coffee, milk, Italian chocolate or caramel sauce and vanilla syrup is blended to an icy slush and topped with chocolate or caramel syrup drizzle.
Shakerato | This shorter, on trend espresso drink is all the rage in Italy. Espresso and a splash of condensed milk is poured over ice then shaken hard until frothy. Served short, over ice.
Affogato | This classic Italian afternoon or after dinner treat is just two simple ingredients, a smooth pull of dark espresso poured warm right over a scoop of cold vanilla gelato. Available now at our Park Royal, YVR (MacArthur Glen) and Hornby Street (beside the Hotel Vancouver) locations, further locations coming as freezer space allows.
Ice Tea | We use natural fruit tisane tea to add a natural sweetness, blending blueberry tisane, strawberry rooibos, black and green teas for our unique iced tea blend. No sugar is added, though is optional, and tea’s can be made caffeine free, making these child friendly as well as no calorie and vegan. Tea’s are brewed, allowed to steep and cool naturally, then served tall over ice with a sprig of fresh mint.
Italian Soda | Instead of turning to a premade soda or soft drink, try Caffè Artigiano’s light, refreshing Italian sodas this summer. Choose from frutti do bosco berry or peach syrup over ice, topped with a long pour of sparkling San Pellegrino and topped with fresh blueberries or a fresh sprig of mint.
Our food | Chef Dawn Doucette presides over the stoves in our commissary and culinary development kitchen in Vancouver, working with Michael, our Director of Coffee, on the blended drinks and creating simple, fresh sweet and savoury breakfast and lunch items as well as pastries and desserts. Working toward an all local, organic ingredient list, Chef Dawn has created a new line of sandwiches and salads for the summer. Her “Paolino Piadina” is made with rustic Italian flatbread, parmesan breaded chicken, roast garlic aioli, mozzarella, marinara sauce and arugula; The “Pavarotti” is green olive tapenade, Italian mortadella, nitrate-free country ham, smoked salami and provolone served on focaccia and the “Sofia” is melted brie and roasted asparagus in a crisp, warm savoury pastry.
About Caffè Artigiano | Caffè Artigiano is a locally owned, Italian style artisan coffee house & roaster purchased this past year by a small group of Vancouver guys who are really into great coffee and local ingredients. Founded by Vancouver’s Piccolo brothers, we continue to sustainably hand source single origin coffee as they inspired us to do, expertly roasted and blended by Director of Coffee, Michael Ratcliffe; brewed & beautifully crafted by our barista’s in 16 locations across BC and Alberta. Caffè Artigiano is not franchised.
Something special this summer | Imagine yourself zipping around Vancouver this summer on your very own snappy little bright red Vespa Primavera. Well someone is going to win one! Keep an eye on Caffè Artigiano‘s social media channels for contest rules starting this week and look for the coffee team at events this summer for your chance to win one of five special Metro Vespa bags full of coffee, gift cards and travel mugs. One of those bags will hold the keys to a brand new, bright red Vespa with one lucky winner taking home one of these classic, oh so Italian, scooters as their own.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide the best products and services. We will listen to our customers and the long term relationships we form are based on the highest possible levels of integrity and humility with a focus on training, education and impeccable quality. We will be creative and we will ultimately set the standard by which others are judged. Our Artisan methods will at all times, remain the cornerstone to our distinctive Italian tradition.
About Caffè Artigiano
Regarded as North America’s premier coffee-house chain, Caffè Artigiano launched in Vancouver in December 1999 with a vision of an Italian-style coffee house and bistro that offered superior coffee, excellent food and a lively-yet-comfortable atmosphere.
Today, the company famous for its stunning ‘latte art’—a unique rosetta, tulip or heart atop each cappuccino and latte served—offers a warm atmosphere rich with rustic-meets-contemporary Italian flare.
Of course, it all starts with the best beans. Caffè Artigiano sources and purchases only the finest coffee beans from select farms around the world, ensuring superior-quality coffee, espresso and lattes. From the handling, grinding and temperature control to roasting to perfection, in it’s state of the art roasting facility, Caffè Artigiano takes meticulous care of its beans so that all the flavours in the bean are maximized.
Join us for the coffee, the lattes and the espresso, and stay for the food and atmosphere. Caffè Artigiano offers an array Italian-inspired café fare made with only the highest-quality ingredients available. The menu includes made-to-order panini sandwiches, along with specialty baked goods such as fresh pastries, muffins and scones.
Stop by the Caffè Artigiano in your neighbourhood, there is a no better time stop in, sit back with a heart-topped cappuccino and a golden panini, and let yourself be transported to a bustling bistro in Italy (passport not required).