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THE ORIGINS OF CAFE' VENEZIA - LISAURA

LISAURA

This week we will get to know Lisaura,
the finest arabica and robusta blend of Cafè Venezia.

Lisaura is the result of a skillful mix of coffee beans coming from India, Colombia and Brasile.
This combination gives to the coffee a special sweetness and a chocolately aftertaste.

Lisaura is a coffee with balanced flavours:
the traditional italian espresso in one perfect cup.

 



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THE ORIGINS OF CAFE' VENEZIA- RIDOLFO

RIDOLFO

This week we want to tell you about Ridolfo,
the 100% Arabica blend of Cafè Venezia.
This precious coffee is a blend of six Arabica coffees
that complete each other in an elegant harmony.
Its coffee beans coming from Ethiopia and Costa Rica give it extraordinary aromas and a characteristic fruity tone, while Colombia and  Brazilian Santos add a taste of chocolate and sweetness.
Finally, one more flavour: a distinct almond aftertaste coming from Guatemala and Santo Domingo.

Ridolfo is a delicate coffee, roasted lightly following the Venetian Tradition.

A unique taste in the cup.
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GOLDONI AND THE CARNIVAL

Our passion for Carlo Goldoni,  the famous Venetian playwright, 
is not only for his "Bottega del Caffè" but also for the Carnival-themed plays.
Carlo Goldoni wrote his famous comedy "The Masquerade" in 1751. Until then, the plays were based exclusively on the traditional masks – Pulcinella, Colombina, Arlecchino –
that still today animate the Venetian Carnival.
With "The Masquerade", however, Goldoni introduced to the stage realistic characters, changing Italian Comedy of Art forever.

 


Venice in those years of the Eighteen century was transformed by masks,
theater and Carnival into a place of infinite charm and imagination.

Everything seemed possible.

Venice today is still that very city, the most beautiful in the world,
where every year, for a few days in February,
a great euphoria spreads in the streets and evokes the magical atmosphere
of the past times.


Happy Carnival!

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THE ITALIAN MOKA - more than eighty years of history

ONE YEAR WITHOUT RENATO BIALETTI:
A TRIBUTE TO THE FATHERS OF THE ITALIAN MOKA


Alfonso Bialetti, father of Renato, invented the italian moka in 1933, changing Italian history and the life of all coffee lovers forever. Until then, coffee used to be boiled in saucens,
where the ground coffee took a long time to settle on the bottom.
During the following years, new inventions and techniques spread all over the world,
and the coffee preparation became easier and faster with coffee filters, steam pressure
and espresso machines.... but it's really  with Bialetti and his moka
that the revolution in the coffee ritual begun.

 

 


Cafè Venezia craft roasts three blends - Ridolfo, Lisaura and Leandro,
with a perfect grind for moka. 
Turn your coffee ritual in Art - visit www.cafevenezia.it and uncover the Venetian coffee tradition.

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PINCHES OF SALT AND FLORAL ALTARS

Drinking coffee  is not only a pleasent routine, but  it is also a celebration
handed down from generation to gereration in many countries of the world. 

In the Ethiopian culture, for exaple, people celebrate the "Buna" 
gathering around a small altar decorated with leaves and flowers, to thank Nature for the gift of the coffee plants.
During this ritual, the coffee beans are roasted on the charcoal fire,
and they are passed among the guests to be blessed.
At the end  of the celebration the ground coffee is put in the coffeepot,

so the delicious beverage  is ready to be enjoyed!
But there is more: in the Turkish tradition a woman may refuse the marriage proposal 
with a simple and funny method:a pinch of salt in the pretender's coffee.

 


The traditions are counltess and diverse,

but they all celebrate the coffee ritual as a moment of  peace and commonality
with the loved ones.

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THE LEGEND OF KALDI

Many legends surround the origins of coffee,
but the story of Kaldi the shepherd is one of the best known.

 


 
One day Kaldi was taking care of the goats in the Chehodet Monastery,
and he noticed that, after eating some berries, they were particularly viviacious.
Kaldi, curious, took the misterious berries to the Monastery for examination. 
The monks decided to roast the beans, grind them and put them in hot water.
The delicious aroma of coffee spread all around...and coffee was born!
Drinking coffee became essential in keeping the monks awake for their long night prayers, and in now time the beverage was well known everywere.
Even today, coffee is a fundamental part of the morning routine,
but there is much more to it than caffeine….the science of coffee
tells us it is also an antioxidant, a liver protector and an antidepressant.


  Coffee: the "magical" beverage with a thousand virtues!

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