Chapter 1. One evening over dinner.
We’ve been friends all our lives and we both fell in love with espresso at around the same time. One evening over dinner, we were talking about how our days had improved since we starting drinking proper espresso. We really began to get into it and we realized that learning more about coffee can actually make life better. You can start the day with a spring in your step if you know what type of espresso to drink in the morning. If you can make an informed decision when picking between varieties, you can make the most of your breaks and get a little respite from everything and everyone. Knowing things such as how strong to make your coffee after lunch really helps you to get through the day in the best possible way.
Chapter 2. We weren’t compatible.
We knew what we wanted, but we always ended up going to the same few places because they were the only ones capable of offering the quality and varieties we needed. It was almost impossible to find authentic, superior coffee in other countries and it was tricky even when we were at home or at work in Italy because we were very disappointed with the compatible capsules that we used. The quality of the coffee in the cup didn’t even come close to what we wanted. But why? It was quite simple: either the capsules were produced by roasters who made good coffee but had substandard packaging processes, or they were by private labels with great packaging expertise but no guarantee of high-quality ingredients.
Chapter 3. Eureka!
We started to dream and we asked ourselves: “Why don’t we make other people’s lives better, as well? Why don’t we give everyone the chance to find and choose the right espresso for every occasion?” We realized that we needed to make capsules that were not just compatible but also delicious to drink. Espresso in capsules that offered genuine quality at the right price!
Chapter 4. Italian Coffee.
What did we need? First of all, a roaster that could provide coffee of the very finest quality. That’s why we started a partnership with Caffè Barbera of Messina: Italy’s oldest roasting family. Once we’d ensured we had access to superior ingredients, we decided to get involved in the creation of blends. And we didn’t stop there, because we realized that the factor that made the biggest difference was the process of packaging the coffee in the capsules. We invested in our packaging procedures and after numerous attempts we finally succeeded in recreating our beloved Italian espresso in capsules. It took countless days of hard work and endless efforts, but in the end we pulled it off and IlCaffèItaliano came into being. We couldn’t have been happier. IlCaffèItaliano: built on authenticity.