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Meet Me in Little Italy Masterclass: All About Coffee and Espresso Making

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Calling all coffee enthusiasts…join Pietro Comino in this unique masterclass to deepen your understanding of coffee’s cultural significance, explore coffee varieties, debunk myths, and learn the art of espresso making.

It’s no secret that coffee is a staple in Italian culture. Pietro will trace the evolution of coffee consumption in Italy and the development of espresso machines, highlighting key innovations. He’ll discuss the characteristics, cultivation environments, and flavor profiles of Arabica and Robusta beans while correcting common misconceptions about coffee.

This sensory experience will include practical demos and a surprise to bring home.

About Pietro Comino

Pietro’s family immigrated from Italy. Following a 10 year stint in Ottawa’s tech sector, Pietro decided to follow his passion for artisanal coffee by creating an “Italian” coffee that is made locally. He created Francesco’s Coffee Company Inc. to make this coffee using traditional Italian recipes and techniques. Pietro’s expertise in coffee roasting, café operations, and the technical know-how of espresso machines places him as a leading expert in the coffee industry.


Many thanks to the Embassy of Italy for partnering with us on this event.

Early bird pricing ends on April 30, 2024. Regular ticket pricing comes into effect on May 1, 2024. All sales are final; no refund.

Photos and/or videos may be taken during the event. By registering, you consent that these archival photos and/or recordings, either in whole or in part, may be utilized by Italian Week Ottawa for any and all promotional purposes.


June 12
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Sala San Marco Event & Conference Centre
215 Preston Street
Ottawa, K1R 7R1


Italian Week Ottawa