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Laboratorio Torrefazione Giamaica Caffè

A secretive, exclusive Italian coffee roaster serving a gourmet clientele since 1947.


The Verona-based Laboratorio di Torrefazione Giamaica Caffè is a remarcable oddity and one of the best kept secrets in the world of elite Italian coffees. Only available in very select top restaurants and cafés, and in very few gourmet shops, their coffees take a good deal of effort to find.
 
No advertising, no website, no Facebook page – it looks like Giamaica Caffè are deliberately keeping a very low profile. This however doesn’t seem to hurt them but rather enhances the magnetic appeal of a very exclusive coffee roaster.
 
We have first tasted their Indian Chickmagalur Karnataka coffee at the Café Trussardi in Milan and were captivated. We are also told that other exclusive restaurateurs, such as the three Michelin star Le Calandre (near Padova), use Giamaica as their partner of choice.
 
As with many artisan companies, behind the reputation of Giamaica Caffè there is amazing passion and knowledge. Gianni Frasi, the company owner and leader, impresses with the attention to detail and thoughtful consideration of every aspect of his product and of his relationships with clients.
 
In a very unassuming building in an equally unassuming part of Verona, the Giamaica Caffè master roaster is bringing to life superb coffees. As a detail, Giamaica are using a peculiar roasting machine from a company that’s long gone, Officine Victoria of Bologna. (Roasting machine geeks keep the late Officine Vittoria brand in high esteem and consider it "overbuilt“ - by which they mean that the effort and investment the company put into building it went far beyond the normal requirements).
 
Born from uncompromising dedication to quality, we are confident that the coffees from Giamaica Caffè will satisfy the most sophisticated coffee connoisseurs’ palates.
Chickmagalur Karnataka

Chickmagalur Karnataka

Giamaica Caffè
:
Whole beans, 500g
17.0 GBP
This is an exclusive coffee from India, with strong chocolate and cocoa taste.
Santos Montecarmelo

Santos Montecarmelo

Giamaica Caffè
:
Whole beans, 500g
17.0 GBP
A rare, natural Arabica from Montecarmelo (Brazil), of extremely high quality.
Timor First Quality

Timor First Quality

Giamaica Caffè
:
Whole beans, 500g
17.0 GBP
Remarkably low in caffeine (1.26%), fragrant, of delicate acidity.