It is not enough simply to create a winning and distinctive harmony of taste and aroma, Barbera’s secret is in over 145 years of experience and it is in a family which always believed in quality and tradition.
At the plant
Barbera Coffee Co. selects its coffee beans directly from its producers to optimise the quality of its blends, 7 high-quality coffee beans are carefully selected from the finest plantations of Brazil, Central America and Indonesia. Each kind of coffee bean is chosen to be part of a dedicated process of roasting and blending.
The art of roasting
The attention that Barbera Coffee pays to roasting the beans is essential in the making of such a delicate product. Barbera puts all its experience gained in its antique trade, so that the precious beans keep their flavour intact.
The precious blends
The different types of beans are blended wisely the way only Barbera knows how, constituting Barbera’s secret to personalize its products. The proven procedures used by Barbera contributes to exalting the level of freshness and palatability that espresso lovers can fully appreciate.
Coffea Arabica is a species of coffea originally indigenous to the mountains of Yemen in the Arabian Peninsula, hence its name, and also from the southwestern highlands of Ethiopia and southeastern Sudan. It is also known as the “coffee shrub of Arabia”, “mountain coffee” or “arabica coffee”. Coffea Arabica is believed to be the first species of coffee to be cultivated, being grown in southwest Arabia for well over 1,000 years.
Coffea Canephora (Robusta Coffee) is a species of coffee which has its origins in central and western sub-Saharan Africa. It is grown mostly in Africa and Brazil, where it is often called Conillon. It is also grown in Southeast Asia where French colonists introduced it in the late 19th century. In recent years Vietnam, which only produces robusta, has surpassed Brazil, India, and Indonesia to become the world’s single largest exporter. Approximately one-third of the coffee produced in the world is robusta.
Coffee grows between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. It is produced as far as 25° North and 30° South. It can grow up to an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level but it only flowers when the temperature rises above 15°. The two main types are: Coffea Arabica & Coffea Robusta.