The Opera Hop

July 21st and 22nd, Vancouver

Think you know coffee?  It’s the world’s favourite beverage, with over 400 billion cups consumed per year.  But how many of those are truly excellent?  Think you could tell the difference between a great brew and one that’s mediocre?  Now you can learn how!

Join New York City’s roaster and brewer extraordinaire Alessio Troia as he shares his secrets live in a series hosted by Genius Equipment / Sanremo Canada.  The Opera Hop is named for the innovative Sanremo Opera, considered one of the finest coffee machines in the world.

This event will connect Vancouverites with the global coffee-brewing and barista community, introducing you to a world-class coffee experience you’ll never forget.

Join in at any or all of three exciting downtown locations, brewing up delicious, rich, full-bodied coffee using the latest equipment and techniques in four fun and educational events:

  • July 21, 2017              4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Propaganda Coffee – 209 E Pender St.
  • July 22, 2017           2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Milano – 36 Powell St.
  • July 22, 2017               5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Republica – 321 W Pender St.

Alessio Troia will attend all events, sharing an entertaining and enlightening mix of theory, demonstration, and tasting.  Learn all about the theory and practice of flavour profiling, using the scale, and the pre-infusion and post-infusion stages.  And you’re sure to get plenty of that delicious brew you love… and the knowledge to make you a discerning coffee lover for life.

From the minute those locally-roasted beans are ground to the second you take that first awesome sip of truly great coffee, this once-in-a-lifetime event will help you discover all the insider secrets and make the leap to become a true coffee connoisseur.

The Opera Hop is perfect for restaurateurs, food entrepreneurs, food writers and other media, local roasteries and baristas, and all Vancouver coffee lovers.

About Genius Coffee N’ Espresso Equipment

Since 2007, Genius Coffee N’ Espresso Equipment ( has led in sales, service, and support of the world’s leading coffee machines and other equipment.  Its staff of dedicated professionals all believe that great coffee is both an art and science, and that the ultimate drinking experience starts with proper brewing methods and top-quality equipment.

For more information, contact  604-298-9600.

Admission Fee: by donation – all proceeds will be donated to Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

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