About Gran Caffè Garibaldi
Garibaldi is an Italian legend. The man who united the separate states into one republic and affectionately known as the “eroe dei due mondi” (hero of two worlds) because after Italy, he headed off to fight the War of Independence in the yet-to-be-United States. So it’s no surprise that one of Italy’s premier coffee labels would want to use his name for their “caffè dei due mondi” (coffee of two worlds).
Gran Caffè Garibaldi started as a family company in Italy in the 1920s. They sourced their coffee from the best growers in South America – a continent Garibaldi knew well. The beans were shipped to Italy on a sea journey that took many months. When they arrived, they were roasted and ground by hand before being sold to cafes and restaurants.
In the 1960s Gran Caffè decided to share their coffee with the average Italiano. Today they produce three high-end blends that are compatible with Nespresso capsule machines. These blends are either entirely or predominately made with arabica, a fragrant and sweet bean that makes the best espresso. The arabica flowers during the rainy season in Central and South America, producing beautiful white flowers. Eight or nine months later, the plant fruits plump red berries that contain two arabica seeds each. Since not all the beans are ripe, they are carefully harvested to ensure each bean has reached maturity.
Gran Caffè Garibaldi sources its arabica beans fairly and directly from local farmers. The company is fair trade. The beans are then roasted in Italy. A hint of robusta is added to some blends for an earthy note and a touch of bitterness. The ground coffee is immediately sealed in recyclable oxygen and moisture-free capsules to ensure it doesn’t lose its flavour before it arrives in your kitchen.
Gran Caffè Garibaldi is Italian excellence, just like its namesake.