Blending for Gold at Milano Coffee Roasters

Brian Turko (co-owner)

Brian Turko (co-owner)

Milano Coffee Roasters have been have won three Gold medals awarded by the International Institute of Coffee Tasters in Italy. I had the pleasure to attend a media tasting recently where owners Brian and Linda Turko talked about each of their winning coffees followed by a chance to taste each of the winners.

Lucky 13 espresso

Lucky 13 espresso

The smooth Nuovo Espresso

The smooth Nuovo Espresso

La Futura espresso  made up 10 or 11 coffee bean varietals

La Futura espresso made up 10 or 11 coffee bean varietals

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.  With three Espresso Lounges in Vancouver, guests can discover the artistry of Milano’s world-class espresso right at home.

You can visit Milano Coffee Roasters and café at 156 West 8th Avenue in Vancouver  and you can follow them on Twitter @MilanoRoasters

By: Richard Wolak