Dying to become a coffee expert? Jet off to Trieste–the Italian coffee capital–and learn from the masters while lounging in 5-star accommodations and feasting on Michelin-caliber meals. The thing is: It’ll cost you.
At illy, there is much to celebrate at the moment. This year marks 20 years of the Italian coffee company’s University of Coffee, a program built to educate and inspire coffee experts and coffee lovers alike on the history and culture of the industry, and in June, it launched master barista–led private classes at its University of Coffee location in San Francisco. To mark the occasion, illy unveiled the Ultimate Italian Coffee Package. You and up to five friends can fly a chartered private jet to the Italian coffee capital of Trieste–a city on the shores of the Adriatic that was a major importer and exporter of coffee beans in the 18th century–where you’ll spend a luxurious week refining your coffee-crafting skills at illy headquarters. Here’s the catch: It’ll cost you $100,000.
The package runs through November 15 and must be purchased through the San Francisco flagship store. Book the Ultimate Italian Coffee Package and other private classes, which run $100 per person, by emailing illy at email@example.com or visiting the flagship store at 220 Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA 94104.
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