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Giveaway: Know Your Coffee?



May 11, 2010


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 few months we’ll be testing your coffee savvy with questions directly from illy’s Master Barista. Simply put your answer in the comments below and a commenter with the correct answer will be chosen at random to win a fabulous prize from illy! Our first question: Which European country consumes the most coffee per capita? Today’s prize? A copy of From Coffee to Espresso by Riccardo Illy and Francesco Illy. You have until 6:00 P.M. est. to get your answer in! The winner will be announced tomorrow. Good luck!