Filicori and Zecchini Italian Coffee Roaster: Who We Are
Since 1919, Filicori Zecchini has been synonymous with high quality coffee, Bolognese history, experience and family. Right at the end of the World War I, Aldo Filicori and Luigi Zecchini decided to start up a commercial activity in Bologna which embraced, under their watchful and expert supervision, the entire coffee production chain, from the importation of the coffee beans up to the preparation of the espresso. Around that coffee cup, a real world of values was soon constructed that, still today, brings together that passion for the traditional and the technological innovation to create unmistakable products.
From the times when the aroma of just roasted coffee drifted around the streets of Bologna city centre, between Via degli Orefici, where the Bottega del Caffè coffee shop was situated, and Via Oberdan, where the first headquarters of traditional coffee roasting was situated, a century has now passed. Years brimming with satisfaction and achievements that have led the company to distribute that unique flavor to 43 countries, created in a small Italian coffee shop, where the coffee was nurtured and loved and where there were no compromises in the search for quality.
The dream of Aldo and Luigi was cherished by Giovanni Filicori, a pillar of strength for the company since 1964, when he took the reins. This strong commitment to the business continues to be renewed and revived, thanks to the ideas and shared vision of Costanza Filicori, Luca Filicori and Luigi Zecchini Jr, faithful descendants of the founders who have made the decision to promote traditional top quality coffee and spread the culture. Strengthened by the business’ success, the experience and the recognition received over the years, today we are looking to the future aiming at an increasingly wide range of services and products, and suitable for satisfying the needs of those who, in a cup of coffee, look for the highest quality, so dear to our Italian coffe company.
Promoting and enhancing the coffee culture via our “know how”, in the end, is the stimulus which led to the creation, in 2001, of the Espresso Laboratory, a professional training experience made-to-measure for distributors and clients. In the classroom the secrets of how to prepare the perfect espresso are revealed, the processing of the milk or the maintenance of the instruments, but above all the knowledge and creativity that have allowed the spirit of the Italian coffee roaster Filicori Zecchini to survive over time.
In fact, the story and the dream certainly don’t end here. Even as you read this, new ideas are taking shape and new projects are coming to life, founded on the constant conviction that passion for tradition and technological tradition complement each other perfectly.