The history of our coffee

The history of our coffee all began with the passion of Mr Enrico Malinverno. The very first cup of piping hot Varesina Caffè was served way back in 1919 in the recently-opened roasting plant in Varese and, in the 1950s, what had become Varese’s oldest roasting plant was then sold by its founder to Balzarini and Vedani. The aroma-rich drink was so popular with people that in 1981 Abramo and Bianca Maffina established Rio’s Café and the following year their love and passion for coffee and the roasting drove them to buy the Varesina Caffè business. From that year on, coffee roasting has been a part of the family.

The history and subsequent success of Varesina Caffè are all down to its exquisite ingredients, which have remained untouched over the years.  For one hundred years the walls have exuded aromas that testify to the strong values of the business, such as its genuine passion and the importance it places on selecting the very finest single-origin coffee beans, creating blends and processing and roasting coffee with absolutely meticulous care. Combined with our constant search for outstanding quality and the very best service, it is these values that Varesina Caffè has always been particularly proud of. The result is exceptional coffee and coffee blends with wonderful aroma and flavour (due to our rigorous selection of single-origin beans) which are served daily in coffee shops and cafés.

Only the finest  green beans from Central and South America are used to make Varesina Caffè and our Silver blend, Martin blend, Plata blend, Junior blend and Kaffee Cream.

It is from a story of passion that our blends are born

  • Silver

    Blend 100% Arabica Coffee

    Origin: Cental and South America
    Roasting profile: Medium-Dark
    Availability: Bags of 1 Kg

    Thanks to a very careful selection of Arabica coffees from the best plantations in Central and South America, we have been able to obtain a gourmet coffee with a balanced and particularly delicate taste, with a low caffeine and fat content. In the cup the cream is fine and shiny, the soft aromas and a pleasantly balanced acidity give this blend an extraordinary elegance and refinement

  • Top Quality

    Blend 95% Arabica Coffee – 5% Robusta Coffee

    Origin: Cental and South America, India
    Roasting profile: Medium-Dark
    Availability: Bags of 1 Kg

    Top Quality is the result of a scrupulous blending of the best raw coffees from Central and South America. Characterized by the high content of different qualities of Arabica coffee and with a small and selected composition of fine Indian Robusta, on the palate it has a soft and, at the same time, a bit more decisive taste, with a glossy and compact crema. It is a product that manages to meet the needs of true coffeehouse professional Baristas.

  • Martin

    Blend 80% Arabica Coffee – 20% Robusta Coffee
    Central and South America
    Africa, India
    Roasting profile: Medium-Dark
    Bags of 1 Kg.
    The perfect balance between the precious Brazilian and African Arabica with the Robusta from the best Indian plantations. The result is a perfectly balanced coffee, medium-bodied and with a fine and persistent crema. The palate will captivate its sweetness, accompanied by delicate floral notes and a hint of toasted hazelnuts.

  • Kaffee Cream

    Blend 80% Arabica Coffee – 20% Robusta Coffee

    Origin: Central and South America India, Africa
    Roasting profile: Medium-Light
    Availability: Bags of 1 Kg

    This is the result of a bet, where Varesina Caffè has the ability to adapt to the needs of its customers; thus was born Kaffee Cream, a blend created specifically for the Northern European markets. The particular light roasting enhances its sweetness. In the cup it has a blonde color and a consistent cream with a soft taste. A mixture for those markets where the typical long extraction is looked for.


  • Plata

    Blend 60% Arabica Coffee – 40% Robusta Coffee

    Origin:Brasil, India
    Roasting profile: Medium-Dark
    Availability:Bags of 1 Kg

    Plata is the result of the combination of the most refined South American Arabica coffees and the best oriental Robusta coffees, including the precious Indians. The high percentage of Robusta coffee guarantees a thick and compact crema; the aromatic profile has a slight initial acidity and it is completed with a finish rich in cocoa and chocolate aromas. On the palate it is particularly full-bodied and it is dedicated to those looking for a full and decisive taste in coffee

  • Junior

    Blend 50% Arabica Coffee – 50% Robusta Coffee

    Origin: Brazil, India, Africa
    Roasting profile: Medium-Dark
    Availability: Bags of 1 Kg

    The union between excellent Arabica and Robusta coffees has enabled us to obtain this blend with a particularly intense taste and with delicate notes of cocoa and bitter chocolate. The cream, with its typical dark brown color, is thick and compact. The decidedly structured body gives us a full and decisive taste.