ITALY: VENETO Region
Venice and the Coffee: Cafè Venezia
We make coffee. We make it in Venice, where the story of Coffee as we know it, was born. It’s here that in 1624 the first charge of coffee from Arabia arrived in Europe, together with silks, spices and perfumes.
Carlo Goldoni, the famous Venetian writer, wrote in 1750
La bottega del caffè - The Coffee House creating a wonderful story and unforgettable characters: it's them we want to pay homage to with our Cafè Venezia collection.
Come inside to know Ridolfo, Lisaura and Leandro.
A learned, artisan approach.
Estimating the personal connections as a priority, Cafè Venezia fulfills the whole productive chain with this
values in mind, focusing on the people, on individuals, on the team. We have always constructed direct, personal relations with the producers of our coffee: (in Brazil, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Colombia, Tanzania, Cistercian, Guatemala and India), to guarantee the quality and continuity in purchasing the raw materials.
The beans that reach the roasting plant are the result of accurate choices and relations based on trust: this is
how we know they will make a great coffee. We work the beans with artisan methods: slow (and therefore
homogeneous) roasting, that begins on the inside of the bean to then reach the outside. This procedure takes up triple the time of industrial roasting, but this is how we obtain
the value we are after: aroma,intensity, creaminess and acidity must be able to fully, slowly, express themselves.
The traditional light roasting ensures compliance with the individual characteristics of coffee beans and-gives it personality, and a unique flavor. The reduced size of the artisan roasting allows accurate control of the whole process of roasting, making it possible to perform a constant and continuous monitoring of quality and to ensures a product that is always “fresh”, and capable to fully maintain the original promises:to release all the aromas and flavors.
With Cafè Venezia, the issue of absolute quality comes back to the centre (with a selection of coffee from
the worldwide best areas of production), to offer to the Venetians and the citizens of the world, that many
come to Venezia, the Venetian classic taste of the coffee.
Venice is a city without equal in the world . Here, things happen that can not happen anywhere else. It was on one morning in 1570 that the Venetians discovered for the first time the strong aroma of coffee. It was the botanist Prospero Alfino who had stayed a long time in Egypt, who there discovered a drink “black in-color and with a flavor similar to chicory.”
He thought that his fellow citizens would liked. And he was