For over half a millenium, man has been consuming coffee as part of his daily ritual. The earliest credible evidence of coffee drinking appears in the middle of the 15th century, in the Sufi shrines of Yemen, in southern Arabia. As time went on this practice spread to Europe — most notably Italy.
The tradition of artisanal coffee is kept alive today in Italy by select roasters. This month we highlight one such group: Venice’s Caffé del Doge. Located in the heart of Venice, and just steps away from the famous Rialto Bridge, the Caffé del Doge coffee roasting company carefully follows the secrets key to artisanal coffee roasting. Caffé del Doge began perfecting the art of roasting coffee beans in 1995 and has since expanded worldwide. We here at Bella Italia carry an assortment of Caffé de Doge’s blends, including ground and bean varieties. We invite and urge you to stop by the store and share an espresso with us or take some home to enjoy.