Paradies Lagardère this week opens illycaffè at Vancouver International Airport (YVR), bringing the global, sustainable high-quality authentic Italian coffee brand experience to travelers in Western Canada.

Located in the YVR international terminal between gates 65 and 66, illycaffè features the company’s iconic signage, imagery and other visual elements, making it an ideal environment to linger over coffee of unparalleled quality purchased directly from farmers, while on a layover or awaiting a flight.

All illycaffè offerings, including espresso, latte, illy Cold Brew and original specialty drinks, are prepared by expertly-trained baristas rigorously trained at the company’s renowned Università del Caffè faculty.

“The illycaffè brand has fans around the world, and travelers that visit the Vancouver International Airport that aren’t familiar with illy will love the ambiance of an authentic Italian coffee bar, the delicious coffee, tea and food offerings, and first-class service and knowledge of the baristas,” says Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “Paradies Lagardère is thrilled to work with airport partners such as YVR to bring the best brands to travelers.”