Posted on Jul 21, 2017
Small Business Profile: Cappuccino King
Cappuccino King first opened its doors in 1974 as the second importer of espresso machines in all of Canada. A recent immigrant from Pietramelara, Italy himself, the company’s founder - Vince Izzo - previously ran the Italian social club in Calgary’s Renfrow neighbourhood, before becoming the city’s ‘cappuccino king’. They moved to #TuxedoPark in the mid 1980’s.
Today, Peter Izzo heads the family’s business, leading it to grow and specialize in equipping, training, and servicing hotels, restaurants, and cafes across #Calgary and #Alberta. He has “eight great employees” at the local part of business, but many other jobs are created as spin-offs of their operation as they represent different brands of equipment. There is a following of coffee lovers in the neighbourhood who buy their beans from Peter.
While lots of coffee lovers start their journey of home espresso machines at the box stores, if you are diving deeper in to your love of coffee and espresso, and want to take your home barista skills to the next level, Cappuccino King is the place to go.