Floriana & Sergio

We are Sergio & Floriana. We are originally from Italy and we have been living in United Kingdom for many years, we are passionate about good quality coffee and Italian food. We share our recipes and food knowledge through our coffee, Floriana's recipes blog, Instagram and Facebook socials. Follow us for more!
I (Floriana) spent my childhood in a small and idyllic village, in the middle of the countryside, between the hills and close to a river. In my village, all the food was coming from the producer to our table, or as we now say, from farm to fork. If I close my eyes I can still smell the intense flavour of fennel and the sweet oranges. I grew up not wasting anything, from the milk of my dad's cows, we made cheese but also ricotta, with that we made ravioli, pasta sauces and also fillings for sweets and cakes! Since I have moved to the UK, I have tried to look for those flavours and re-create all the genuine dishes I can, to taste them with my family.
I (Sergio) have also a passion for food and coffee. In my childhood I lived close to a coffee roastery and from my window I could smell every single day all the notes of freshly roasted coffee. My parents were coffee lovers too, every morning the coffee ritual was the opportunity to meet and start the day with enthusiasm! When I moved to the UK, I missed that unique aroma, I could not really find anything to match what I used to smell, so I decided to create a blend that could transport me back to that happy childhood. And here I am, trying to share those feelings and sensations to you, with a good cup of artisan coffee.
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Giovanni the Master Roaster

I’m Giovanni and I run the coffee roaster in Naples. I personally taste every batch to ensure we maintain our coffee top standard. I roast and blend to the traditional recipe to preserve our family reputation. We personally visit our suppliers to select the beans. I love making friends and having good time there, they let me feel part of the family. Quality is a matter of trust and partnership too.
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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”.

Our Beans

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.
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.
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.
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