The GOODS from Milano Coffee
Vancouver, BC | Vancouver’s world-renowned Milano Coffee is spilling the beans on its espresso blending and coffee roasting secrets. In the Milano Master Class series, six-time gold-medal winning espresso master, Brian Turko, will share his unparalleled passion and knowledge with guests during this spring summer tasting series. Classes take place on the last Saturday of the month from 1 to 3pm, beginning on May 30 and running through July 25. Campus is located at Milano Coffee’s original café and roasting facility, 156 West 8th Avenue in Vancouver; tuition is $100 per person. Space is limited to eight people per class and reservations may be made by phoning 604.879.4468.
The curriculum for each class will vary and build on knowledge from the class prior. Students may attend one class or the entire series. A discount will be offered for group and repeat bookings. During each class students will have the opportunity to taste four ultra-premium single origin coffees, plus three Milano Master Reserve Espressos, and will explore the characteristics, flavor profiles and process of blending a balanced espresso. Everyone will leave with a special gift from Milano.
Since 2012, Vancouver’s own Milano Coffee has received world-wide recognition from the birthplace of espresso. Italy’s International Institute of Coffee Tasters has awarded Milano Coffee six gold medals for best espresso within three years. It’s the high bean count espresso blends that set Milano apart. Talent like Turko’s is a rarity. It can take up to 1500 different combinations and 20,000 tastes, over three years to masterfully balance and harmonize up to 14 amazing single varietals to create a perfectly balanced espresso.
With west coast roots and Italian soul, Brian and Linda Turko, the founders of Milano Coffee, have been making days a little better by sharing their passion for artisan coffee and espresso in Vancouver for over two decades. With three Espresso Lounges in Vancouver and one now open in Toronto, guests can discover the artistry of Milano’s world-class espresso right at home. For more information and café locations visit MilanoCoffee.ca.
Milano Café & Roasting Facility | 156 West 8th Avenue
Telephone: 604-879-4468 | Hours: M–F: 7am – 6pm | Sat: 9am – 6pm | Sun: 9am – 5pm
Milano Espresso Lounge Gastown | 36 Powell Street
Telephone: 604-558-0999 | Hours: M–F: 7am – 9pm | Sat – Sun: 8am – 9pm
Milano Espresso Bar & Gelato | 849 Denman Street
Telephone: 604-681-1500 | Hours: M – Sun: 6:30 – 8pm
Master Roaster/Blender: Brian Turko
Owner/President: Linda Turko
General Manager, West 8th: Carolina Sandoval
General Manager, Gastown: Alexis Oak
General Manager, Denman St.: Greg Barnaby
ABOUT MILANO COFFEE
The Milano taste was developed from a century of artisanship in the Italian coffee tradition. This distinguished taste comes from the skill of the torrefazzioni – a secret method roasting and blending, closely guarded, personally taught, and handed down generation to generation.
With west coast roots and Italian soul, Brian and Linda Turko, the founders of Milano Coffee, have been making days a little better by sharing their passion for artisan coffee and espresso in Vancouver for over three decades. A master roaster, trained in the Torrefazzioni method, Brian’s La Futura espresso won international recognition with a gold medal at Italy’s fourth annual International Coffee Tasting Competition in 2013.
Brian and Linda, also innovated when they introduced Vancouver’s first espresso tasting bar at their West 8thcafé in 2008. At Milano’s stylish espresso lounge in Gastown (which opened in 2011), guests may sample eight different espresso blends – on tap, everyday. The finest espresso machines in the world help make it happen: The M39 La Cimbali Thermo Drive and Victoria Arduino’s ‘Adonis’. This technology combined with Milano’s barista talent, and distinctive espresso taste creates an espresso experience 100 years in the making.
With three espresso lounges in Vancouver, guests can discover the artistry of Milano’s world-class espresso right at home.