Sant’Eustachio il Caffè is a roaster and coffee shop in the heart of Rome, and they’ve been serving their expertly blended coffee since 1938. Sant’Eustachio il Caffè specially select the highest quality fair trade coffee beans from cooperatives across South America. The different varieties of raw coffee beans are roasted separately on Sant’Eustachio’s premises in a wood roaster that’s been in use there since 1948 – and if you get a chance to visit, you can see it in use at the back of the shop.
The roasted coffees are ‘cupped’ (sampled) to test their characteristics and aromas. Only when each variety has been tested are the beans blended, using ratios that have been carefully worked out over years of study to create ‘The Blend’. The finished coffee is sweet and aromatic, with a well-rounded roasted flavour that’s been appreciated by coffee-lovers all over the world for nearly 70 years.