illy names Chef Marcus Samuelsson brand ambassador of illy MonoArabica at SF Chefs

Illy will host a series of events at SF Chefs with internationally acclaimed chef, philanthropist, and New York Times best-selling author, Chef Marcus Samuelsson, the newly appointed brand ambassador for illy’s new line of single origin coffees, MonoArabica, the brand’’s first single origin coffee. Illy and Chef Samuelsson will co-host the following events during SF Chefs:

WHAT: illy Explorigins: MonoArabica Coffee Cooking with Chefs Marcus Samuelsson (Red Rooster Harlem) and Chris Cosentino (Incanto)
WHEN: Saturday, August 4th 2012, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
WHERE: Westin St. Francis
TICKETS: http://sfchefsfoodwine.com/events/08/4/illy-explorigins-demo-marcus-samuelsson-and-chris-/

WHAT: Chef Marcus Samuelsson Hosts Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony with illy Master Barista Giorgio Milos
WHEN: Sunday, August 5th 2012, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE: espressamente illy 123 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

TICKETS: http://sfchefsfoodwine.com/events/08/5/ethiopian-coffee-ceremony-marcus-samuelsson-espres/

Stop by the iIly Lounge in the Grand Tasting Tent where Marcus Samuelsson will be signing his new book ‘Yes, Chef’ and the opportunity to taste MonoArabica with illy’s Master Barista Giorgio Milos.

Giorgio Milos, Master Barista for Trieste, Italy-based illycaffè photo by Melissa Baltazar