Happy International Coffee Day!
To celebrate this great day we thought we would share a story with you. Of course it involves our beloved coffee roaster!
Caffé del Doge is unique in the world, and we owe this to their inherited secrets of Venetian Roasting tradition, the oldest and most refined coffee roasting method in Italy .
Italian coffee is renowned to be heavily roasted, but funny enough, when everything started in Venice back in the 1700 (The Doge was the lord of Venice at the times of Maritime Republics, and Venice was the first city to import and enjoy coffee beans from the East), Venetian coffee was not a dark roast. Caffé del Doge still roasts its beans using the same method and the secrets that have been developed to produce such aromatic blends without any bitter tones.
Caffé del Doge stands to Coffee as Scotland stands to Scotch Whiskey. Why getting anything else?
In this extract taken by Caffé del Doge’s own promotional material there’s an interesting description of the Venetian Coffee story:
“In a speech given to the Senate of the Venetian Republic in 1585, G.F. Morosini stated the following: ‘…they amuse themselves by sitting both inside and out on the street, people from all classes, drinking a black liquid, scorching hot, derived from a seed called kavèe, which they say has the power to keep a man awake.’ From then on coffee quickly became a popular and diffused beverage, and finally in 1683 the first ‘coffee bar’ was born in Piazza San marco. ‘
This is the embodiment of Venetian culture which has spread worldwide… Caffé del Doge was founded on this deep rooted history…”
Thanks Venice for having brought us coffee, and Caffé del Doge for still providing us with authentic Venetian roasted coffee beans, the first, one and only Coffee!
Salute and long life!