Ispirazione Venezia gets its inspiration from the master blending of Venetian roasters once at the crossroads of two civilizations. Ispirazione Venezia celebrates the longest local coffee tradition of Italy with a roast that combines the intense notes of the Ottoman influence and the highly aromatic European coffee profiles. These influences arrived with the Venetian traders who led the way in importing coffee to Italy. The city was a bridge for the Ottoman culture, and soon the port bustled with master blenders and roasters. Over the centuries, Venetians roasters honed their craft, passing down the savoir-faire through the generations. To reflect this inherited know-how of Venetians roasters to combine intense and aromatic coffees in symphonic harmony, we gave Ispirazione Venezia the longest roast of the range. It harmonizes all the diverse elements of its Latin American Arabicas – a hint of fruity and floral aromas, the distinct cereal fragrance, and those luxurious notes of sweet caramel. When you add milk to this full-bodied espresso, it adds to the rounded smoothness and subtle sweetness of Ispirazione Venezia.
Harmoniously balanced & thick body
Coffee first came to Italy through the port of Venice. The Venetians developed a finely tuned ability to know their green, unroasted coffee beans and became master blenders. It wasn’t long before Italy’s first coffee shops and coffee houses sprung up here – many with their own roasters serving up their own blends. We wanted to honor this distinct heritage by crafting the Ispirazione Venezia blend to reflect this creativity and know-how. One of Italy’s biggest coffee imports is Brazilian Arabica, and so our experts began here. We blended in reputable, high-grown Arabicas from Central and South America with malty and fruit profiles that develop beautifully during roasting. We chose them because they bring the delicate aromas and rounded taste northern Italian coffee is known for.
This northern trade city is not just skilled in blending, but in roasting too. The coffee roasting tends to be lighter in the north of the country. That’s why we gave the coffees in Ispirazione Venezia a medium roast that lands lighter than what you’ll find in the south but is still remaining dark enough. It gives Ispirazione Venezia that rounded mouthfeel and mellowed acidity with just a hint of bitterness.
Ispirazione Venezia is a mellow, rounded and delicately aromatic coffee that will remind you of coffee beans fresh out of the roaster – taking you back in time to the early days of Italy’s coffee trade. Its lighter roast keeps the delicate aromas intensely present while developing a thick body. In Venezia you can’t miss the distinct cereal fragrance and those notes of sweet caramel that we all find so reassuring.