June 30, 2017

Contest Rules & Regulations - Vespa Give Away

Granted, this makes for rather dry reading (really, really dry!) but here are all the rules and regulations for our big Vespa giveaway this summer. Have a read, if you are a winner in any of the big prize categories we will be asking you to sign this, otherwise just keep posting, following, tweeting, signing up, sharing, and all that fun stuff as we get ready to give away some pretty awesome prizes this summer! 

Here goes...

This summer Caffè Artigiano is giving away all things Vespa! Prizes include some of our bright red gift cards, loaded with $20 worth of great coffee drinks in our caffès; a Vespa LX50 day rental for two; and five bright red Vespa bags full of coffee, a travel mug and gift card, and in one of those bags, a key to a brand-new Vespa Primavera 50 Rosso Dragon. Follow us, comment and share pictures of the scooter at our various locations around BC this summer for your chance to win! 

Eligibility: This sweepstakes style (random draw) contest (comprising of a one day Vespa rental from Metro Vespa (Vancouver) for two, courtesy of Caffè Artigiano , valued at $150 (includes two Vespa LX50 and 2 safety helmets, does not include gas and winner must complete and pay their own insurance at time of rental), prize draw August 3, 2017; or one of five Vespa branded tote bags valued at $75.00 each (includes a Caffè Artigiano travel mug, pound of coffee of your choice, and gift card for $20) prize draws throughout the summer; and the Grand Prize, a brand new Vespa Primavera 50 Rosso Dragon from Metro Vespa Vancouver, courtesy of Caffè Artigiano (includes a red safety helmet, all taxes, freight and environmental fee’s (some transfer fees may apply) valued at just over $5,000.00 (five thousand dollars), prize draw September 1, 2017. The contest is by random draw from those who follow Caffè Artigiano on our social media channels, has filled in a ballot in one of our BC locations or signed up for our newsletter. Red bag winners must be 18 years of age or older as of the date of the random draw. The contest is only open to legal residents of British Columbia or Alberta and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Caffè Artigiano and those living in the same household of employees are not eligible to participate in the contest. Participants may live anywhere in BC or Alberta but, should they win one of the five red bags, must come to Vancouver to accept the prize. The winner is responsible for all costs and arrangements to get to Vancouver for the draw and for all arrangements in getting any of the prizes home to its destination, including the Vespa. The five red bag prize winners must be available to attend and participate in the final live draw in Vancouver on September 1st, 2017, which may or may not include a fun game.

The winner of the Vespa agrees to leave all decals and signage on the Vespa for a minimum of one year and not sell the bike outside of BC or Alberta for one year.

Caffe Artigiano management and shareholders take no responsibility for the actions of the winners on the rental scooter or on the winning scooter. Please ride safely and courteously and wear the safety approved helmet at all times. 


  1. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the contestant (“You”) agree to be fully, unconditionally bound by these rules and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Caffe Artigiano as final and binding as it relates to the content of this contest.


  1. Contest period; Entries by ballot and random name draws will be accepted on social channels and in person (ballots will be located wherever the Vespa is on display) starting on June 21st, 2017 and ending on August 31st, 2017.


  1. How to Enter: The contest must be entered by following cues to comment or share on social media channels or by using a handwritten ballot entry or business card at locations where the Vespa is on display ir signing up for our newsletter. Where we ask for your email, you are accepting to be on our mailing address and may unsubscribe at any time.

The entry (comment, share or ballot) must fulfill all stipulated requirements, as specified, to be eligible to be included in the random draws.

You may enter as many times as you wish (with the exception of the newsletter sign up) and images taken and posted with the Vespa on location will count for an additional entry.  Those using fraudulent methods, such as bots, or attempts to circumvent the rules, will be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Caffè Artigiano


  1. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the random draws will receive prizes as listed below. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award). The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Caffè Artigiano No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Caffè Artigiano's discretion. The prize is non-transferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including, without limitation any and all additional provincial or federal taxes, transportation to and from Vancouver or transport cost of prizes shall be the sole responsibility of winners (apart from postage of the gift cards). No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by any winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Caffè Artigiano to use Winner’s full name (as well as social media handle), likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

Prizes shall comprise of a one day Vespa rental from Metro Vespa (Vancouver) for two, courtesy of Caffè Artigiano valued at $150 (includes two Vespa LX50 and 2 safety helmets, does not include gas and winner must complete and pay their own insurance at time of rental), prize draw August 3, 2017; or one of five Vespa branded tote bags valued at $75.00 each (includes a Caffè Artigiano travel mug, pound of coffee of your choice and gift card for $20) prize draws throughout the summer; Grand Prize, a brand new Vespa Primavera 50 Rosso Dragon from Metro Vespa Vancouver, courtesy of Caffè Artigiano (includes a red safety helmet, all taxes, freight,  and environmental fee’s (some transfer fees may apply) valued at just over $5,000.00 (five thousand dollars). Additional $20 gift cards will also be given out at random.


  1. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.


  1. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by a random drawing of social handles (real name must also be provided, though not shared unless a final winner), names or by ballot under the supervision of Caffè Artigiano. Winner will be notified by on-line message, email or telephone. Caffè Artigiano shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within [5 days] from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release of these rules as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected.


  1. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Caffè Artigiano, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Contest, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. Optional verbiage for Contests: By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Caffè Artigiano. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute an infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Caffè Artigiano from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Caffè Artigiano may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
  2. Terms & Conditions: Caffè Artigiano reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Caffè Artigiano’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the contest. In such case, Caffè Artigiano may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Caffè Artigiano. Caffè Artigiano reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the contest or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Caffè Artigiano has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the contest, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Caffè Artigiano reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  3. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Caffè Artigiano and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
  4. Disputes: THIS Contest IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF Canada, BC & Alberta WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall a participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees. Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  5. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy of the third-party platforms (social channels).


  1. Winners List: Wil be announced on social channels and possible press release
  2. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Contest is Caffè Artigiano. The Contest hosted by Caffè Artigiano is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
  3. ___ By checking here, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all the Official Rules.



Freddo out this Summer with Caffe Artigiano's New Chilled Drink Menu …and your chance to win a brand new red Metro Vespa Primavera


Caffè Artigiano launched a new summer menu this summer with a selection of chilled caffeinated (and decaffeinated) artisanal iced coffee, tea and soda’s, a collaboration between Director of Coffee, Michael Ratcliffe and Chef Dawn Doucette. Cool new summer drink offerings include;

Unlike many frozen coffee drinks, we don't use powders and syrups and brew and chill fresh coffee or espresso so many of our drinks are zero calories and those with dairy can be vegan. Kids' drinks are made with organic milk, soy or almond milk (all options for adult drinks). Cool new summer drink offerings include;

Ice Coffee 

A tall, light, refreshing iced coffee brewed with Burundi Gahahe, a spring-summer crop, single origin coffee from East Africa best suited for iced coffee. We let it cool naturally, then serve it over ice. Sugar syrup, dairy, soya or almond milk is optional, making this no-calorie and vegan.

 Iced Caffè Latte 

A tall, espresso-based milky, iced coffee. Chilled over ice, strained then served over fresh ice. Options to make this drink dairy free with soy or almond milk; sugar syrup is optional.

 Iced Spanish Latte

A tall espresso based iced coffee. Espresso and frothy rich, slightly sweet condensed milk stirred over ice.


Caffè Artigiano offers two tall, icy frappé’s this summer for those with a slightly sweeter tooth. Made with coffee, rather than espresso to keep it a bit lighter, either can be made without coffee (for youngsters) or with decaffeinated coffee. Coffee, milk, Italian chocolate or caramel sauce and vanilla syrup is blended to an icy slush and topped with chocolate or caramel syrup drizzle. Go super low cal by omitting the sauce and or syrups.


This shorter, on trend espresso drink is all the rage in Italy.  Espresso and a splash of condensed milk is poured over ice then shaken hard until frothy. Served short, over ice.


This classic Italian afternoon or after dinner treat is just two simple ingredients, a smooth pull of dark espresso poured warm right over a scoop of cold vanilla gelato. Available now at our Park Royal, YVR (McArthurGlen Designer Outlet) and Hornby Street (beside the Hotel Vancouver) locations. Further locations coming as freezer space allows.

Ice Tea

We use natural fruit tisane tea to add a natural sweetness, blending blueberry tisane, strawberry rooibos, black and green teas for our unique iced tea blend. No sugar is added, though is optional, and tea can be made caffeine free, making these child friendly as well as zero calorie and vegan. Tea is brewed, allowed to steep and cool naturally, then served tall over ice with a sprig of fresh mint.

Italian Soda

Instead of turning to a premade soda or soft drinks, try Caffè Artigiano’s light, refreshing Italian sodas this summer. Choose from frutti do bosco berry or peach syrup over ice, topped with a long pour of sparkling San Pellegrino and topped with fresh blueberries or a fresh sprig of mint.  

Our food

Chef Dawn Doucette presides over the stoves in our commissary and culinary development kitchen in Vancouver, working with Michael, our Director of Coffee, on the blended drinks and creating simple, fresh sweet and savoury breakfast and lunch items as well as pastries and desserts. Or commissary location at Hastings and Howe offers a full a-la-carte brunch menu 7 days a week. 

Working toward an all local, organic ingredient list, Chef Dawn has created a new line of sandwiches and salads for the summer. Her “Paolino Piadina” is made with rustic Italian flatbread, parmesan breaded chicken, roast garlic aioli, mozzarella, marinara sauce and arugula; The “Pavarotti” is green olive tapenade, Italian mortadella, nitrate-free country ham, smoked salami and provolone served on focaccia and the “Sofia” is melted brie and roasted asparagus in a crisp, warm savoury pastry.

Sustainability - Our coffee and the cups we serve it in 

We work hard to make sure that the individual families that contribute to the coffee co-ops and the producers we work with are some of the most well paid and best treated in the industry, it’s very important to us that it’s not just the quality of the coffee, it’s the quality of the life of those who grow, pick and produce that coffee.

and...after months of research, we were finally able to find a coffee cup that was 100% recyclable and lids and cold drink cups that are compostable.  Not only are they a custom built cup, extra thick with a denser paper, we've done a fresh new design. We expect the new cups to arrive in our caffe's in the next few weeks. 

About Caffè Artigiano

Caffè Artigiano is a locally owned, Italian style artisan coffee house & roaster purchased this past year by a small group of Vancouver guys who are really into great coffee and local ingredients. Founded by Vancouver’s Piccolo brothers, we continue to sustainably hand source single origin coffee as they inspired us to do, expertly roasted and blended by Director of Coffee, Michael Ratcliffe; brewed & beautifully crafted by our barista’s in 16 locations across BC and Alberta.  Caffè Artigiano is not franchised.

We're giving away a red Vespa! 

Imagine yourself zipping around Vancouver this summer on your very own snappy little bright red Vespa Primavera. Well someone is going to win one!

Keep an eye on Caffè Artigiano‘s social media channels for contest rules and look for the coffee team at events this summer for your chance to win one of five special Metro Vespa bags full of coffee, gift cards and travel mugs. One of those bags will hold the keys to a brand new, bright red Vespa with one lucky winner taking home one of these classic, oh so Italian, scooters as their own.

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May 11, 2017

Caffè Artigiano Kerrisdale location gets a new look - Construction underway!

A small flood a number of weeks ago spurred us on to a planned renovation at our Kerrisdale location on West 41st in Vancouver and construction is underway. Working with Box Interior Design, who did our Park Royal location in West Vancouver, the room will be elegant, fresh and light, and for those of you who know this location, the renovation includes our charming little patio out back (the only one in Kerrisdale!) Permits have been slow to come from the city so our late spring reopening has been pushed back to late July, even August. Follow us on our Facebook page for updates on our grand reopening. 


March 23, 2017

Colombia San Agustin

Producer: Club San Agustin
Location: San Agustin, Huila
Elevation: 1500-1800 meters
Variety: Caturra

As part of our summer menu, we are pleased to be able to offer a new Colombian coffee as part of our offerings. 
This exemplary coffee is from San Agustin, Huila an area in southwest Colombia. In Huila, an area blessed with optimal coffee growing terroir, most farms are small scale and are tended to by individual families. Club San Agustin comprises 50 of the top quality producers in the region. In addition to technical support with growing and processing, the Club looks to improve the social well-being of the community. This unique lot is the product of 25 Club San Agustin producers’ whose coffees have been combined based on profile and quality and then electronically sorted to produce a zero defect coffee.

Vital to the quality of coffee produced in Huila is the care taken during the drying process. After the fruit has been removed from the coffee with the pulping and washing equipment, the still in parchment coffee is laid to dry on patios or rooftops with pulley systems that provide cover in the event of rain. Many farmers also employ parabolic beds, known locally as marquesinas, which ensure airflow across both ends while protecting the parchment from rain, mist, and condensation. The drying of coffee is critical to the quality of overall flavour as well as the shelf life of the unroasted coffee.



Colombia San Agustin will be served in store and retail bags can be purchased online from our store or in any of our Calgary or Lower Mainland locations.


January 13, 2016

Brazil Fazenda Piedade

Producer: The Taveres Family
Location: Cerrado Mineiro, Minas Gerais
Elevation: 1200 meters
Variety: Mundo Novo

We are excited to offer a new seasonal coffee on our menu. We love this excellent Brazilian offering, and believe it to be a great representation of the hard work of a quality producer.

Fazenda Piedade can be purchased online from our store or in any of our Calgary or Lower Mainland locations.

Cerrado Mineiro is famous for its high quality coffee production, and is an officially recognized Deséignation of Origin for coffee. It is here in 1968, among the green hill and the mountains of Minas Gerais that Hélio Tavares, a civil engineer turned farmer, inherited Fazenda Piedade. 

Over the next three decades he expanded and modernized his farm and techniques to produce high quality coffee and pick only the ripest cherries. His passion was passed onto his three children, who all went on to study agronomy and after his passing, in 1999, continue to manage the farm along wtih his widow.  Today housing, meals, medical care and professional and safety training are all provided to the farm’s seasonal and permanent workers. Children are also given access to schooling. Modern and high quality equipment is used in the processing, along with a legal conservation area, to perserve native flora and fauna while increasing biodiversity.

In the cup Fazenda Piedade is rich and well structured, with flavours of roasted nuts and caramel.