NAPA VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- illy, the third-generation family-owned coffee company from Trieste, Italy, committed to offering the highest quality, most ethically sourced coffee to the world, announces it is playing a role in providing its coffee products and expertise to The Culinary Institute of America's new food and wine destination in downtown Napa, the CIA at Copia.
The CIA at Copia, situated next to the Oxbow Public Market on First Street in downtown Napa, California, offers daily food and wine demonstrations, a lifestyle store, The Restaurant at CIA Copia, and a variety of spaces to host private and special events. Over the course of the next year, the CIA at Copia will introduce wine tasting experiences, hands-on classes in new state-of-the-art teaching kitchens, and several art collections featured throughout the facility.
In addition to serving illy coffee, The Restaurant at CIA Copia features the works of chefs—inspired by global flavors and fresh ingredients—who bring their creations directly from the kitchen to guests' tables to choose from and share. The restaurant also curates a selection of wines, beer, and craft cocktails focused on elevating the flavors of each dish. illy's coffee will be available throughout the facility and its University of Coffee plans to offer tastings and education classes in 2017 as part of the CIA's tasting experiences.
The new Copia facility is also home to The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum, Wine Hall of Fame, and Food Business School (FBS), the college's new center for executive education.
About illycaffè s.p.a
illycaffè is an Italian family business, founded in Trieste in 1933 and committed to offer the greatest coffee to the world. illy is the world's most global coffee brand, producing the unique illy 100% Arabica blend made of 9 of the world best Arabica, served in more than 7 million cups in over 140 countries in the finest cafés, restaurants and hotels. As a leader in the science and technology of coffee - with three radical innovations - illy is the forerunner of espresso. With the first Brazilian award for the best coffee quality for espresso in 1991, illy also pioneered direct sourcing, sharing know-how and paying a premium price for the best quality, based on partnerships underpinned by the principles of sustainable development. The company established and runs the University of Coffee with the aim to foster and spread coffee culture, providing comprehensive academic and hands-on training for coffee growers, baristas and coffee lovers to cover every aspect of the product. Everything 'made in illy' is enhanced by beauty & art, which represent founding values of the brand, starting from its logo – designed by an artist, James Rosenquist – and including the renowned illy Art Collection, comprised of over 100 cups designed by international artists. As of 2015 the company employed 1,177 people, and posted consolidated revenues of €437 million. There are approximately 230 mono-brand illy shops across 43 Countries.
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