It all began here, in Chieri, when Domenico Vergnano opened a small workshop. A place steeped in the rich aroma of coffee and where our dreams were created.
1930. An unstoppable passion
Building years of experience in coffee production, the family business grows. From roasting to selling, the company expands until, in 1930, there’s a major development – the purchase of a coffee farm in Kenya.
1955. Coffee with a unique identity
The brand continues to grow, a new logo becoming the aesthetic expression of our values: defending the culture of fine in every detail and every action.
1970. The next generation. Standing on the shoulders of giants.
From one small shop… to a company. Under the stewardship of the next generation, Carlo and Franco Vergnano, the company expands.
1986. Conquering new frontiers
Caffè Vergnano 1882 acquires a historic brand, Casa del Caffè, the start of the company’s operations in the Food Service sector.
1996. Pushing boundaries
The company expands around the world. The culture of Caffè Vergnano 1882 travels and conquers new territories, expanding into foreign markets.
2000. A perfect place for every espresso
Back where it all began, in Chieri, the first Caffè Vergnano 1882 coffee shop is opened. Its a project destined to make Caffè Vergnano 1882 an ambassador of authentic Italian espresso throughout the world, with over 178 coffee shops in 27 countries.
2005. Mr. Vergnano steps out
Communicating the DNA of Caffè Vergnano 1882 has always been important, and this year saw actor Dustin Hoffman providing a testimonial for the brand – fronting an advertising campaign that positions the company on the national stage, resonating with a wide range of customers.
2011. The greatest challenge
An important year in our company history, sees Caffè Vergnano 1882 introduce its first Nespresso® compatible capsule to the market. Nespresso® is a third-party trademark with no connection to Caffè Vergnano 1882.
2015. Working for the planet
Always supremely sensitive to environmental issues, following extensive research and development, Caffè Vergnano introduces ground-breaking compostable coffee capsules.
2022. A strategic partnership
A major partnership with Coca-Cola HBC is signed, strengthening the presence of Caffè Vergnano abroad and accelerating our international growth strategy.
Today, the story continues.
Our dream never sleeps. Every day, we look to the future, never forgetting where it all began: spreading, promoting and growing the culture of coffee.