Giveaway: illy Coffee Trivia Winner

We know you've all been shaking with caffeinated anticipation for the announcement of our first illy coffee trivia winner, so, without further ado, the lucky commenter is Chef Martin! He correctly guessed that Finland consumes the most coffee per capita out of all the European countries. (The average Finn downs 3–4 cups of java a day, usually sans milk and sugar—that’s hardcore!) Chef Martin, you will receive a copy of From Coffee to Espresso by Riccardo Illy and Francesco Illy. Our illy coffee trivia series will continue the week of May 24, so come back for another fix from Master Barista Giorgio Milos!

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Giveaway: Know Your Coffee?

Italy takes its coffee seriously—so seriously, in fact, that the country has its very own Università del Caffè.  The coffee-centric educational mecca was founded by illy in Trieste and they have since opened nine international locations, each dedicated to disseminating knowledge about the origins, harvest, and preparation of world-class coffee. This year illy’s Master Barista (and Università del Caffè professor) Giorgio Milos is on a mission to bring some serious coffee knowledge to America’s java hounds. Lucky for us, his itinerary includes monthly stops at the Beard House where he chats with Beard on Books attendees and pours a mean espresso. For the next

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illy Giveaway: We Have a Winner!

Coffee Photo #4: Coffee by KAS13 After an intense round of voting, the results are in! The photograph of the skull and crossbones cappuccino by KAS13 is our lucky winner. KAS13 can look forward to a shiny new illy Francis Francis X7 espresso machine arriving at their home. KAS13: Let us know how we can get in touch with you in the comments of this post! A final contingency for winning? You have to promise to send us a picture of your first attempt at latte art with your new machine! Thanks to everyone who participated in this giveaway. We've got a lot more great stuff to give away from our sponsors, so stay tuned!

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Giveaway: illy Latte Art Contest Finalists

When we began this little contest we had no idea it would result in a battle: free pour fanatics v. etching affcionados. Our final five reflect both artistic styles and we think each is beautiful in its own way. But what we think doesn't really matter; it's what you love that will determine who can look forward to an illy machine in the mail. So take a look at the photographs below and vote for your favorite. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 4. Small Tulip Photo #1: Small Tulip by Jonathan Sinclair Morris 100_1062b Photo #2: Shawn1931

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Giveaway: illy Francis Francis X7 Espresso Machine

Getting caffeinated is a treasured part of our day here at the Beard Foundation. Whether it’s the routine morning espresso or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, we’re lucky to have illy espresso grace our cups. We want to share the rich, smooth flavor and balanced taste of illy with our readers, so we’ve teamed up with our sponsor for a very special giveaway: a brand-spanking-new Francis Francis X7! This vibrant, stylish, and innovative machine (which retails for nearly $400) allows you to make a perfect espresso every time with illy’s iperEspresso capsules. So how are we going to pick one lucky winner? With

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