There are many legends on the origin of coffee. The most popular tells of an Ethiopian shepherd named Kaldi who, leading to graze his goats, noticed how they continued to remain vigilant and full of energy after eating the red berries and chewing the leaves of this plant.
Because of his curiosity, the shepherd roasted the seeds of the plant eaten by the goats, ground them and made an infusion, obtaining, in this way, the first cup of coffee in history.
In the fifteenth century this kind of drink began to spread in the Middle East. At the end of the 1500s, the first small quantity of coffee arrived in Italy and already in the early 1600s large amounts had landed in Venice.
The exclusive Florian blend is a special blend made for true experts of espresso: it comes from the perfect mix of the extra finest 100% Arabica coffee quality from Central America and Brazil. The beans are ground and immediately packaged to maintain their intense but balanced aroma until they are used. The vacuum packaging guarantees a long preservation and maintenance of their organoleptic properties.
This coffee is proposed in an “old fashioned” red tin decorated with the watercolor image made by the artist Edi Pezzetta that reproduces the entrance of Caffè Florian. The tin can be re-used and easily refilled whenever you need.
“Venezia 1720”: a coffee involving taste and smell for a unique experience since 1720.
Net weight 250 gr
The Venetian Rose tea, a perfumed blend excellent for all palates, is the result of the perfect balance between black tea and red rose petals, lightly flavoured with bergamot.
The rose is a flower with exceptional properties: it has a special balancing effect on the nervous system but also helps the digestion and produces beneficial effect on sexuality.
The famous Arabic doctor Avicenna, who lived in 10th century, maintained that the rose is the symbol of the evolving soul and he used it as natural remedy for skin regeneration.
The Venetian Rose tea has a floral aroma; its sweet and soft taste makes it ideal with pastries and sweets, especially chocolate.
Particularly delicate and refreshing, it is a revelation when drunk cold "on the rocks".
10 silken teabags 30 gr - 1,06 oz
Cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg are the ingredients of the original blend of Venice 1720 tea, a refined black Orange Pekoe coming from Sri Lanka and composed only by the last two leaves and from the apical bud of the tea plant.
The spices recall the trade that made Venice famous during the centuries of the Serenissima Republic: this blend is a tribute to the lagoon city and to Caffè Florian, opened in Venice since 1720.
The warm scent of spices and the full-bodied flavour, make it perfect to accompany sweet and savoury morning breakfasts and also for a fragrant afternoon break with homemade cakes.
Loose 100 gr - 3,5 oz