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;
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.
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.
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.
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.