Learn How To Create Coffee With A Heart For Charity This Valentine’s Day at illy

illy Master Barista Giorgio Milos | Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage

illy Master Barista Giorgio Milos | Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage

This Valentine’s Day, illy is spreading the love with ‘Coffee With A Heart,’ a 24 hour charity initiative in support of North Beach Citizen’s charity, a non-profit started by Oscar winning director Francis Ford Coppola. The charity is committed to alleviating the problems facing San Francisco’s homeless and low-income populations.

For every love heart made on top of your favorite coffee drink at either of San Francisco’s espressamente illy cafés or shared over social media @illyUSA (Twitter) @illy_coffee (Instagram) #coffeewithaheart on Valentine’s Day, illy promises to donate $1 to the charity.

To celebrate the latest espressamente illy to open in San Francisco’s Castro district, illy will be offering free tutorials on how to create a love heart on top of a cappuccino with multi award-winning Master Barista and one of the world’s foremost experts in coffee, Giorgio Milos.

For those who cannot attend, illy will be extending the charity event over social media for 24 hours. Customers & illy fans will be encouraged to tweet or instagram their coffee love
heart @illyUSA (Twitter) @illy_coffee (Instagram) using the hashtag #coffeewithaheart

Every coffee-heart submitted will also be automatically entered to win an illy coffee machine. The competition will be judged by Giorgio Milos and the winner will be announced at the end of the day.

“We are honored to be apart of illy’s Coffee With A Heart,” says Kristie Fairchild, Executive Director of Francis Ford Coppola’s North Beach Citizens, “Our mission is to engage the community and assist and make an impact to those who are below the poverty line, we’re looking forward to spread the love this Valentine’s Day”


Where: espressamente illy Castro, 2349 Market Street and Castro
When: Friday, February 14th, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
For more information, please go to www.illyusa.com or follow @illyUSA on Twitter for the latest news.