The Ultimate Tasting: 9 Award Winning Coffees

Event has passed (Fri Dec 15, 2017 - Fri Dec 15, 2017)
illy Cafe - Downtown
06:00 PM
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Join us at the illy caffe Flagship store in San Francisco in our new University of Coffee training room.
An exclusive tasting of the finest Arabica beans from around the world. Hone your tasting skills and knowledge on your path to becoming a coffee connoisseur.
This unique taste experience will explore flavor profiles and distinct aromas of 9 award-winning coffee producers  recognized for the highest quality and sustainability practices which were announced in October at the Ernesto illy International Coffee Award in New York City. Much like wine, discover the beans characteristics resulting from region-specific plant types, soil, altitude, rainfall and sun.
Single Origin coffees you will taste include:

Honduras (Overall winner 2017 Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award)
Costa Rica (People’s choice winner 2017 Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award)
Ethiopia (Overall winner 2016 Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award)
And more!

With purchase of each ticket you will receive a special gift to take home with you!

Your Professor:
Giorgio Milos, illycaffè Master Barista
Giorgio Milos is a barista and coffee expert holding multi-skill certifications from the SCAE, SCAA (now combined SCA)  and is also an Italian Barista Champion and illy's North American Master Barista in Residence. A barista's work starts with understanding how coffee grows, then applying a scientist's curiosity to the complex chain of chemical reactions and variables that create pleasure in the cup. Giorgio can be followed on Twitter (@Giorgio_Milos), Instagram (@MasterBarista), Tumblr (


  1. illy Cafe - Downtown 220 Montgomery Street, Ste 148, San Francisco, CA