This post is sponsored by illy caffè
illy caffè’s flagship store in San Francisco is located in the Financial District. They have multiple locations in the city!
The cafe is very spacious. There is a bar area, as well as booths for more privacy.
Inside their flagship is the University of Coffee which can be rented out for different educational and hands-on coffee experiences. I was invited to their DIY latte art experience. To learn more about the classes they offer, or to book a team building experience or private class for you and your friends, click here!
We were able to view some new products on display: the illy Art Collection by Olimpia Zagnoli espresso cups & the Y3.2 machine in new colors: white + Cape Town Blue. The white one is so cute and would go perfectly with my white kitchen appliances.
Our instructor, Heidi, demonstrated how to make latte art and then we were able to try and make our own.
I was the first volunteer to try it and it was harder than I thought!
After the latte art experience, we also had a coffee mixology demo. We were also able to taste them and I loved the cold brew with salted caramel cream, which was made with illy’s Cold Brew Aria, the first-ever system that infuses ambient air into coffee to create a “nitro” effect.
Thank you, illy caffè, for the wonderful experience! Now I have to practice & perfect my latte art at home.
220 Montgomery St Ste. 148
San Francisco, CA 94104