SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 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 the opening of its newest illy caffè coffee bars in San Francisco at 220 Montgomery Street and 90 New Montgomery Street. There are now seven illy caffè locations throughout the city of San Francisco.
illy Caffè stores offer coffee lovers an inspirational and immersive illy experience, featuring the brand's iconic imagery, world-renowned illy art collection cups and other visual elements: ideal environments to linger over coffee of unparalleled quality, purchased directly from farmers and prepared by expertly-trained baristas.
The 220 Montgomery St. location, within the historic Mills Building, is illy's largest to date in San Francisco, furnished with the company's signature red and white color palette, and accented with thoughtful modern design elements, such as chandeliers crafted from illy Art Collection cups that feature the work of Jeff Koons, James Rosenquist and other influential contemporary artists. The flagship store has communal seating areas for large groups and private ones for intimate conversation. A dedicated retail shop located within offers an array of products, such as illy espresso and drip coffee machines, limited edition illy Art Collection cups, and illy's 100% Arabica blend and single origin line, suited to a range of preparation styles. A selection of products from companies with Gruppo Illy, the Illy family's holding company, include ultra-premium Domori Criollo chocolates and Dammann Frères Teas.
The second café at 90 New Montgomery Street is conveniently situated near the Academy of Arts, SFMOMA and other major cultural institutes just south of Market Street.
illy caffè coffee bars offer an Italian café experience driven by baristas, rigorously trained by the company's renowned University of Coffee faculty, led in the US by Master Barista Giorgio Milos. The training spans expert coffee preparation, from traditional espresso, latte and cappuccino, to brewed coffee and original specialty drinks featuring botanicals such as the illy Lavender Mint Latte. illy's single origin coffees are available for espresso and pour over methods, and in a variety of cold preparations including air-infused cold brew.
Coffee offerings are enhanced by a wide menu of chef-made sweet and savory selections, prepared daily for enjoyment on the premises, to go and for convenient catering to local businesses. To name a few: freshly-made soups and salads; paninos, sandwiches and wraps; desserts, including classic Italian bomboloni and the illymisu, a mouth-watering tiramisu made with a shot of illy espresso. Items are sourced with local ingredients and products, including freshly baked bread and pastries.
In addition to San Francisco, illy caffè locations can be found in major cities including Chicago, Washington D.C., Detroit, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, and Toronto.
Hours of operation for 220 Montgomery and 90 New Montgomery Street are Monday-Friday from 6 am- 6 pm and Saturday from 8 am–4 pm.
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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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