What wakes you up in the morning? The bugging sound of your alarm, the chirping of the birds, the angry voice of your mother yelling that you will be late for school, the loud sound of rock music that your kid brother is playing in the next room, or the strong aroma of hot coffee?
I don't know about you guys, but for me it's a hot cup of coffee with a strong aroma. Without that daily cuppa, I am half asleep the entire day.
If you are a coffee fan and thinking of trying out some new brands, then I would suggest that you try out some Italian brands. Italian coffee is known all over the world even though the Italians do not grow the coffee themselves.
Famous Coffee Brands
The history of coffee in Italy goes back to the 17th century, when the Italian merchants got it from Muslim countries like Middle East, Persia, and Turkey. Although Italian coffee is very famous, most of it is exported from countries like India, Belgium, Russia, Germany, and Spain. If you want to enjoy some good coffee, then try the brands listed below.
Luigi Lavazza S.p.A., an Italian coffee products manufacturing company, was founded in the later part of 19th century by Luigi Lavazza. What started off as a small grocery store, now exports coffee almost all over the world. The Lavazza company gets coffee beans from various parts of the world, such as from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Uganda.
This brand is famous all over the country, as well as the world, and is popularly known as "Italy's favorite coffee." They also look after the agricultural program to ensure that the growers can grow good quality beans. The company has spread over countries like Spain, France, United Kingdom, Austria, India, and Portugal.
The next brand worth trying is Illy. This company was founded in the region of Trieste, by Francesco Illy (who invented the first automatic coffee machine in 1935), in the later 20th century. At present, his grandson, Andrea Illy and his siblings, Riccardo Illy and Anna Illy, are running the company. This brand is famous for their one blend which comes in three roast variations; the dark, the normal, and the decaffeinated. The beans used by this company are mainly from Arabia, the Arabica beans, which are low in caffeine content.
It was founded by Massimo Zanetti. Like others, they too started off from a small store and then swiftly became popular across the world. Segafredo Zanetti, is one of the leading producers of espresso in the world, and is also an Italian brand. If you want a taste of Italian coffee then this should be your first choice.
The history of this brand goes back to early 19th century. Initially, the name of the company was Giuseppe Molinari. It was changed to Ditta Fratelli Molinari when they opened their own coffee house in Rome. The place became a meeting point for several intellectual people. The Molinari family then set up a coffee roasting center, after which there was no looking back. Today their coffee is known not only in Italy, but across the world.
Getting up in the morning, with a hot cup of Italian coffee....sounds amazing! All the coffee lovers out there, it's time to try something new and exciting. And yes, you'll definitely fall in love with it.