New York, NY – One of Italy’s top coffee roasters took center stage at New York City’s Eataly food market last week, as the team behind Caffè Vergnano and the innovative “Èspresso1882” capsules brought their passion and expertise in the coffee industry to the patrons of the famous Italian market.
Eataly partners with Caffè Vergnano to supply the New York and Chicago markets with eight select varieties of high-quality espresso blends, plus their inventive eco-friendly Èspresso1882 espresso capsules (compatible with the popular Nespresso coffee machines). Caffè Vergnano has captured this true Italian-born concept in each of their five varieties of capsules, which presents a perfect, barista-quality brewed cup in each serving.
Caffè Vergnano is a worldwide company, sourcing coffee beans from over 25 countries, then distributing their products exclusively from their factory in Santena, Italy. Currently exporting to 60 countries, Caffè Vergnano takes pride in its modern facilities while using avant-garde, old-world techniques.
Known for their high-quality production and manufacturing standards, Caffè Vergnano boasts a unique single-origin slow-roasting technique which separates the coffee beans by their location and type, rather than roasting in large batches. Resulting in perfectly uniform quality and consistency, the company has maintained these high-quality standards over their 130 year history.
Headlining the exclusive event was Carolina Vergnano, current owner and daughter of Caffè Vergnano CEO, Franco Vergnano, as well as Tommaso Lambert, export manager. Carolina shared with the enthusiastic patrons of Eataly the family traditions, dedication and experience which Vergnano has handed down over the past century. The art of the espresso blends were born in Italy, where for generations, Italian roasters carefully married each coffee blend for balance and flavor. Caffè Vergnano is a fourth generation family-run company that has been producing coffee since 1882, making it the oldest coffee company established in Italy and the sixth largest company in size today.
As the coffee savvy crowd at Eataly engaged in the art of fine espresso with Carolina Vergnano, the head of the Caffè Vergnano Coffee Academy, Damian Burgess, followed with an educational session. As he explained the history of the espresso drink, he also share information on how espresso has translated and changed throughout history to modern times, as well as the care and dedication that Caffè Vergnano puts into every cup. As a Senior International Training Manager with Caffè Vergnano, Mr. Burgess boasts over 15 years of experience in running espresso bars, both in Italy and abroad. Throughout the presentation, he expertly explained the various blends offered in the Eataly markets with great enthusiasm and presence.