Coffee roasting: art and science

Barista's corner

Coffee roasting is the magical transformation of the green seeds into roasted beans. It is during this delicate roasting stage that a metamorphosis occurs whereby important physical and chemical transformations are caused. Weight loss 18-20% of weight is lost due to the evaporation of water and organic substances. Increase in volume An increase of volumeRead more

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A shrub with precious fruits

Coffee and tricks

The coffee plant is a shrub that can live up to fifty years. The first flowers appear in the axils of the leaves when the plant is about five years old. They grow in clusters, they are white and intensely fragrant. The market is dominated by two varieties: Coffea Arabica – accounting for 70% ofRead more


Coffee Bunet


One of the best known Piedmontese recipes is certainly that of bunet (or bonet). Here you can find it with a small reinterpretation, with the scent of coffee. INGREDIENTS FOR THE BUNET for a 25cmx15cm mould or for 6 small moulds 2 cups Vergnano coffee 250 g double cream 75 g sugar 5 yolks 1Read more

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Recipe of “Baci di Dama” with coffee


A traditional recipe with a little coffee-scented reinterpretation. Here are the “Baci di Dama” prepared with the addition of a restricted espresso. Ingrediants 00 Flour 300 g Hazelnut flour 100 g Almond flour 50 g Butter 100 g Short coffee 30 ml Salt 1 pinch Sugar 100 g Milk chocolate, 200 g for the filling Procedure Pour the sifted flour,Read more

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Coffee Linzer with peanut butter


Ingredients 260 g flour 00 1400 g almond flour 160 g cane sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 200 g butter (cold) 1 cup Vergnano coffee 2 yolks 1 pinch salt Peanut butter In a bowl, mix the 00 flour with the sieved baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, work the butter into small pieces together with theRead more


Coffee tagliatelle with gorgonzola cream, walnuts and pomegranate


Ingredients for the noodles: 300 g flour  3 eggs 1/2 cup Vergnano coffee 3 g salt Ingredients for the gorgonzola cream: 300 g gorgonzola 100 g cooking cream  Salt Pepper Nutmeg To garnish: Shelled walnuts  Pomegranate Procedure Start by preparing the tagliatelle dough, placing all the ingredients in a large bowl and mixing until aRead more


Christmas coffee bundt cake


Ingredients 1 sachet baking powder 3 eggs 200 g sugar 320 g 00 flour 170 g milk  130 g seed oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup of coffee  Procedure In a large bowl, start whipping the eggs with the sugar. When the mixture is thick and frothy, drizzle in the milk and oil. ThenRead more

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Poached pears with coffee zabaione


Serves 4 For the pears: 2 firm, not-too-ripe pears 1.5 litres of water 150 grams of sugar zest and juice of half a lemon For the zabaione: 2 egg yolks 2 teaspoons sugar 1 hot espresso To poach the pears, peel and slice the pears in half lengthways. You can core the pears if youRead more

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Coffee braised beef short ribs


Serves 4-6 1.5 kg beef short ribs (bone in) salt and pepper 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 200 mls red wine 100 gr ground coffee 500 mls vegetable or beef stock, as needed 3 eschalots/shallots or Tropea red onions, peeled and halved lengthways 1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar, or to taste It is bestRead more