Ernani roasting company: history and coffee

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As you already know, Caffè Ernani is not just the roasting workshop and not just a coffee brand!

Caffè Ernani is part of Italian espresso history, thanks to the Torrefazione in Corso Buenos Aires, 20.

Have you ever been there?

Ernani’s story began right within the walls of the roasting plant!

The History of Ernani Coffee Roasting

The Torrefazione in Corso Buenos Aires was opened in 1909, amid revolutions and great industrial and economic progress.

At that time, thanks in part to the improvement of the espresso machine, a real coffee culture began to spread.

The roastery thus became a reference point for lovers of roasted beans and stands out for the passion and dedication it manages to extract in each cup of coffee.

All this is also reflected in the present day, considered one of the most prized and renowned cafes among the Milanese.

This we can also read from the words of:

ViviMilano, who writes: “A historic roastery in the heart of Corso Buenos Aires, it has been a landmark for coffee lovers since 1909. Among the house specialties is Blue Diamond, coffee that has made roasting history, alongside research blends and single-origins. It also offers a selection of high-quality made-in-Italy chocolate, jams and cookies.”

I know a place, a blog that all of us at Ernani follow passionately states, “It was 1909 when this roastery opened on Corso Buenos Aires, and more than a century later, Ernani is still going strong to spread coffee culture in the city. Seeing the care and attention the baristas give to the preparation of their medium roast will make you realize, even before you bring the cup to your mouth, that this is the right place to enjoy one of the best coffees in Milan.”

And we couldn’t be more proud!

More, The streets of Milan reads, “The Ernani Coffee Roasting Company is not just any coffee roasting company, but it is a historic roasting company that is more than 100 years old. Its very strategic location on Corso Buenos Aires has made it a convenient meeting point.”

And finally, Milan on tour dedicated an entire article to the roasting company:

“Caffè Ernani is a historic roasting house located on the Milanese street that best represents the rise of the city’s powerful 20th-century middle class: Corso Buenos Aires.

We are in the early 1900s in a Milan in ferment and projected toward the future.

Just think that at the time, one of the latest innovations in Food&Beverage was the espresso machine, a true marvel for all coffee regulars at the turn of the century.

And it was in this unique and sparkling atmosphere that, in 1909, a historic store opened its doors that we can visit even in our own day: Caffè Ernani.

Imagine: the entire Corso Buenos Aires was overwhelmed by the aroma of roast coming from the Ernani Roastery, enticing passersby to enter and discover the owners’ great passion and dedication to coffee.

This magical atmosphere can still be felt inside the historic roasting house. In fact, the coffee is freshly ground and custom-made for the customer, as was done in the old Milanese stores, filling the air with incredible aromas.”

As we can read, Within its walls has been consumed the history of Italian espresso , passing from the primitive espresso machines, which offered a coffee similar to that of the moka, to the present day, where the most advanced technologies are mixed with the most unbridled passion and a deep knowledge of the raw material.

The passion for this drink has not yet exhausted itself and never will!

Over time undoubtedly there has been a succession of differently flavored and differently brewed coffees, but each blend created and served has always reflected the tastes of cup lovers .

The common point of all the coffees served from 1909 to the present is precisely the continuous quest for exceptional coffee.

Over time, techniques were refined, the knowledge of the roaster, namely Paul, improved, and more and more fine raw coffees were selected in order to offer only the best!

All this you can read in several ABCoffee articles:

All of us from the Ernani Coffee team, namely: Claudia, Luca, Paolo, Martina, Renzo, Marco, Andrea, Monia, Carolina, Alessandra, Riccardo, Francesco and Fabio, can only be proud to be a part of this reality.

We are extremely proud of our small historic venue, and we are aware of the great responsibility we have.

Indeed, we have the task of serving the history and culture of Italian espresso in a single cup of about 18 ml of coffee.

The Medium Roast

Now we come to 2015, the year in which Ernani took on an identity of its own, with a new life and identified with a very specific type of coffee: Medium Roast coffees!

Thanks to the Medium Roast, all coffees extracted by the roastery’s expert baristas are intense, with a wide range of aromas, ranging from ripe fruit, citrus, and flowers to chocolate, honey, spices, and many more!

The key feature is precisely to give anyone the opportunity to enjoy an excellent coffee, at the bar as well as at home, never overly bitter, rather, fresh and always different, thanks to its intriguing and varied flavor profile.

Everyone thus has the opportunity to find the coffee best suited to their tastes, even eliminating sugar-the only way to be able to enjoy 100% of your favorite coffee!

In addition to the Medium Toast at the base is undoubtedly research and selection.

It would not be possible to make an aromatic coffee without starting with a high quality raw bean, free of defects and processed with only the best care and attention.

And this process of selecting, researching and improving all our coffees never ends!

Birth of the online shop

That said, limiting ourselves to the Milan clientele was now too restrictive; we wanted to get the passion and knowledge of coffee to everyone!

Hence the online site was born. >> , in which the exact same coffee from the roastery arrives directly to your home or office.

If all this was possible and still is possible is only because of you! To you supporting and trusting us.
To you who are a coffee lover just like us and share our love of the roasted bean.
If we are still here after more than a century the only person to thank is you. And so thank you from the whole Ernani team for making our work every day more beautiful!
We are waiting for you in Torrefazione Ernani in Milan, Corso Buenos Aires, 20.

50 m from the M1 metro stop, Porta Venezia, direction Corso Buenos Aires even numbers.

Marketing, E-commerce e Social Media Manager
Coffee Lover


Martina Mazzoleni

Marketing, E-commerce e Social Media Manager Coffee Lover

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