Vancouver’s Milano Coffee Goes for Gold with Three New Awards for Espresso from the International Institute of Coffee Tasters

Vancouver, B.C. March 10, 2014 –Vancouver Canada’s venerable espresso roaster, Milano Coffee, recently announced its latest victory: Three Best Espresso Gold Medals from the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (IICT) for Espresso Miscela Royal, Espresso Nuovo, and Lucky 13. The IICT, the world’s leading authority on coffee, also bestowed Milano’s La Futura blend a Medaglia d’Oro for best espresso 2012.

When the refined palates of 26 international coffee judges gathered in Tokyo, Japan to determine the world’s best coffees in the fifth annual International Coffee Tasting Competition, three of Milano’s offerings were awarded the highest honors, making it the only Canadian coffee company to receive such recognition.

“Last year we were over the moon with one gold medal, this year three is just incredible,” exclaimed the ever-passionate Brian Turko, Milano’s master roaster and espresso craftsman, who owns Milano Coffee with his wife, Linda. “Over two decades at Milano we strive to pay homage to the Italian coffee tradition of with our own 21st Century, west coast innovations. These awards are valuable recognition that we are on the right track.

Now, Vancouverites can get a of taste gold at Milano Coffee’s Gastown and West 8th locations. Experience the Gold Medal Espresso Tasting Trio, a flight of any three gold medal winning espressos ($6.50 for three 2oz cups). Choose from La Futura, a luscious, aromatic and intricately complex blend of 10 premium Arabica varietals; Lucky 13, an extremely technical mix of 13 coffee bean varietals expertly blended to create a dynamic and delicious espresso fusion; Nuovo, a marriage of eight premium rain forest, small farm and shade grown varietals creating one to die for espresso blend; or Miscela Royal, a super-premium marriage of several extraordinarily rare varietals to consummate an espresso above all others.

In a clear point of distinction over other coffee shops and roasters in Greater Vancouver, at any given time, guests can sample eight different espresso blends at Milano Coffee lounges on West 8th, and on Powell Street in Gastown.

About Milano Coffee

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. A master roaster, trained in the Torrefazzioni method, four of Turko’s espresso blends have won international recognition with gold medals from International Institute of Coffee Tasters. With three Espresso Lounges in Vancouver, guests can discover the artistry of Milano’s world-class espresso right at home. For more information and café locations visit

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