Milano Coffee Ltd
the milano taste
The Milano taste was developed from a century of artisanship in the Italian coffee tradition. The miscela, or blend, is at the heart of our taste. We often combine more than ten premium 100% Aribica coffee bean varietals from around the world in search of the perfect balance of body, flavour, sweetness, acidity and aroma.
Milano is proud to offer the only espresso tasting bars in Vancouver, where you can sample 8 different espressos at any given time.
We’re dedicated to sourcing, hand roasting and blending each of our espressos, containing up to 13 different origin coffees. We put the same due diligence and passion into our pourover, drip and French press coffee blends. Our dark, medium, organic, and decafs deliver flavours found nowhere else in a brewed coffee blend.
Milano is a fervent supporter of small farm estate, fair trade and certified organic coffees. Although we first rate coffee by cup quality, at any given time there is up to 70% certified organic coffee beans in each of our blends.
The legacy of Vancouver based Milano Coffee’s artisan tradition dates back three generations of Italian coffee heritage blended with over thirty years of West Coast culture. In 1984 visionary founder and Master Roaster, Francesco Curatolo, brought 75 years of Italian roasting and blending expertise to Vancouver, Canada garnering a worldwide reputation for his exquisitely crafted Italian coffees.
Following a 15 year mentorship to Francesco, today’s Milano Coffee owner and Master Roaster, Brian Turko, has earned his place as a West Coast coffee pioneer, elevating the premium coffee concept to new heights. Combining a careful diligence for Italian tradition with a boundless appetite for innovation, Brian’s novel blending concepts have created the ‘Milano taste’ hailed by coffee connoisseurs throughout the world and awarded multiple times by the International Institute of Coffee Tasters.
As native Vancouverites, we have a strong connection and loyalty to, first of all, our Local community and in the bigger picture—the global community. We believe in small beginnings. Milano Coffee is a strong supporter of many causes so important to our local community including BC Cancer Society, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, as well as, operating church run coffee houses to raise funds for Vancouver's marginalized communities since 1989.