The story of Barbera Coffee begins back in 1870 when Mr. Domenico Barbera settled in Southern of Italy and started roasting coffee with a small handcrafted roasting machine. Also known as the Coffee Magician, Mr. Barbera started doing business with his typical meticulous Northern Italian approach and then later, his adopted cross – cultural Mediterranean traits. His first roasting machine, called Tornado, was capable of toasting 30 Kilos of coffee at the time. The Tornado symbolized Mr. Barbera’s pride and joy. Even though he unexpectedly passed away at young age, he handed down his knowledge and passion to his children and it lives today in the family business that bears his name.