Coffee is an integral part of Italian culture, Italians drink coffee either at home, where it is usually made in a moka pot, or in cafés, restaurants and workplaces, where it comes from espresso coffeemakers.
We are in Naples, here is where the magic happens, and we have it in our heart.
We handcraft our coffee following the original recipe, using the highest quality beans, to give you a product that stands out for its persistent aftertaste, full body and richness of spicy aromas.
Although the plant grows in an equatorial climate and is not native to Italy, the Bel Paese has maximised the potential of this beverage by introducing preparation methods that enhance the aroma of coffee beans.
We are a family owned business and we love it this way. We follow tradition and do not compromise on quality. Coffee is our life and our passion, and this is the reason why you'll get only the best.
We have a special relationship with our suppliers, we respect them and we pay them a fair price. They know that ultimately is not about volume but quality, they prune the trees to maximise the bean aroma.
They regularly fertilize the soil with organic manure, and plenty of fresh water is used all year long to keep the plants healthy.
From the Colombian Triángulo del Café 1800m above sea level, Mount Satima foothills in Kenya and the famous Brasilian Minas Gerais hills we source only the highest quality beans. The distinctive properties of these varieties, are then expertly blended to give our coffee full body and special aroma. Hand-picked and selected, we use only fully ripe beans.
Coffee in Naples
Neapolitans have loved coffee for centuries. People used to roast coffee in the 'bassi', the typical ground floor homes in the dark lanes, completely open to the street. Passersby were enchanted by the aroma coming from these shops, which mingled with the sweet scent from the pastry shops.
"Il caffè" represents more for the Neapolitans than just an aromatic and stimulating beverage. It symbolizes Naples like the Vesuvius or the pizza, and it is the symbol of friendship and sociability. People like to offer it to guests, have it during a little break, in a bar, or after dinner with the family.
A Neapolitan is generally very critical when it comes to judging a coffee. It is said that Naples has the best Italian coffee, even though "de gustibus non disputandum est" or "in matters of taste, there can be no disputes".