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Bristot

From their head offices in Belluno, nestled among the Dolomites, Bristot has been roasting coffee since 1919. Over the years, Bristot has become one of the leading firms on the coffee market, paying constant attention to changing styles and technologies in order to continue to satisfy changing tastes. The history of Bristot, made up of tradition, creativity and entrepreneurial skills, is a symbol of the quality for which Italian products are renowned internationally, and their name is synonymous throughout the world with modernity, class and passion.

The secret of Bristot's success lies in the way they have drawn on the benefits of experience and tradition and, at the same time, been able to innovate in order to keep in sync with the times. History and tradition form the very foundations of the brand: Domenico Bristot, the founder of the coffee roasting company that bears his name to this day, discovered that hard work, skill, luck and a healthy dose of intuition were – as for other great men of his day – the secret to success.

At a very young age Domenico moved to Vienna, a melting pot of philosophers, writers, scientists and entrepreneurs, where he quickly established up a number of stimulating friendships. It was here where Domenico began his relationship with a coffee roaster that signified the beginning of Domenico's future and his introduction to the fascinating world of coffee. On his return to Italy in 1919, Domenico decided to open a roasting plant where he could put the innovative toasting and blending techniques he had learned into practice.

After much studying and experimentation, Domenico finally found what he was looking for: a coffee with an intense, pleasant aroma and a sweet, fruity taste – something markedly different to the other coffees of the day. Herein lies the secret to the success of the Bristot Roasting Company: the unique roasting method, meticulous research into the best origins of coffee and passion for excellence; indispensable factors for obtaining a truly one-of-a-kind espresso. To this day, the same level of passion spurs Bristot on to pursue excellence and quality by constantly innovating our production and logistics processes to guarantee continuity between past and future.

The ambition of Bristot today reflects the passion and aims of the company's founder, Domenico. Bristot endeavors to make their mark in the wonderful world of coffee by offering quality products and paying the utmost attention the ever-changing demands to the cosmopolitan consumer. In their pursuit of excellence, passion, and tradition, the dialogue is also continually evolving and is informed by the company's strong ethical values. Integrity, honesty and transparency lie at the heart of Bristot; they are the values that have enabled the company to make consumers’ dreams – and indeed their own – come true. Caffè Bristot is always very mindful of its social and environmental responsibilities. Eco-sustainable and fair trade products are a must.

Today Bristot is the leading brand of procaffé S.p.A., a historical company that has played a consistent role in the development of the Italian roasted coffee since the beginning of the century. The Bristot philosophy has not changed one bit since the day the brand was founded: our signature features continue to be quality and excellence. Knowing what coffee is all about; the pursuit of excellence; the art of blending and roasting. This has been our culture, since way back in 1919.