The story of Amigos Caffè (www.amigo- scaffe.com) began in 1980 in a small 40- m² warehouse on the outskirts of Trieste. Severino Mingardi, a Brescia native and his wife Maria Sincovich, bought an old 30-kg roaster and a manual packaging machine. Soon thereafter, Amigos Caffè’s “logo with the sombrero” was born.
Over the years, the business grew, and the headquarters moved twice until, between 1999 and 2005, the company settled on an 11,000-m² site, 5,000 of which used for production and storage. Today the roasting plant is headed by Arianna Mingardi and other members of the fam- ily; produces a line of 10 coffee blends, also works for third parties and boasts pro- ductivity of 1,600 kg/hour..
An appropriate selection of raw materials underlies the success of Amigos Caffè: the 10 coffee blend recipes – with different percentages of Arabica and Robusta coffee beans – were created for people to try. In this way Amigos can meet every taste: some people look for an intense and full-bodied flavour, others enjoy a more delicate taste, not to speak of the Mingardi S blend, which is really top of the line with its harmonic and balanced taste, enjoyment at its best. People are more important than numbers: the underlying principle has helped Amigos establish a company capable not only of offering excellent products to its customers but also extensive experience made of business relations, technical competence, love of coffee and for the job.
Amigos Caffè is the brand name we have chosen to communicate straightforwardness and joy: the same feelings we get when we enjoy a truly Italian espresso coffee. Experience has taken us very far and has enabled us to establish business relationships all over Italy and with the countries of Northern, Central and East- ern Europe.
Today we can say that we have a thorough knowledge of tastes and needs of our customers in Italy and abroad, for whom we have created some of our best coffee blends.
Amigos Caffè is marketed in EU and non-EU countries.