Cellini Caffè - Originale Italiano
In 1946 Amleto Pieri obtained the license to open a business in Livorno and founded his first coffee roastery: the “Columbia” coffee roastery, the second in the city. The work is directed by his son Sergio from Bologna.
This is how the Columbia coffee roasting plant was born with its first laboratory in Livorno on a plot of land in via Buoantalenti and finally the warehouse in via Calzabigi.
In 1959, the first coffee roastery was joined by a second in Viale Ugo Conti. Business prospered and Columbia coffee grew in popularity throughout Tuscany. A good time for the whole family, which is abruptly interrupted by Sergio’s illness and death. The sons decide not only to keep the business going, but also to let it grow.
In 1973 a new, modern production facility was opened in Via Guarini, marking the transition from a traditional artisan coffee roasting house to a modern industrial factory.
In 1990 the family had the opportunity to buy the Ekaf coffee roastery in Genoa, the largest coffee roastery in Liguria and owner of the Eureka and Filicori brands. This is an opportunity not to be missed: managing such a large company, deeply rooted in the territory and active throughout central and northern Italy, is a unique opportunity.
Founded by coffee master Ugo Merialdi, Ekaf is well structured. It consists of well-trained employees and has an efficient organisation, so that the Pieri family only has to contribute their know-how of the coffee roasting industry in order to bring the company to a very high standard.
In 1996, the Cellini project was born from the merger of Columbia with two other historic brands that were also leaders in Italy’s coffee industry: Filicori, founded in Bologna in 1883, and Eureka, founded in Genoa in 1933.
The decision to merge the two historic brands under the Cellini company umbrella is supported by accompanying marketing measures.
After almost 10 years managed by the Pieri family, Ekaf reaches its maximum production capacity. The Italian espresso is becoming more and more famous all over the world and the Cellini brand becomes synonymous with quality, managing to compete at the international level with the most famous Italian brands.
The need for a new manufacturing facility becomes imperative. In 2005 the new production plant in Genoa-Bolzaneto was completed: about 11,000 m² total area, of which 6,500 are covered, strategically located near the highway. The corporate philosophy is preserved and cultivated in the new production facility.
Meticulous controls are carried out with the use of high-tech Italian machines with the aim of achieving the maximum quality, thus maintaining the tradition of slow roasting, supported by modern production and a certified quality system.
Cellini Caffè heute
The experiences of the past have been a springboard for a new, innovative spirit shared by all those men and women who have worked and continue to work for Cellini Caffè.
With passion and devotion to coffee and the Italian way of life, we want to be part of your idea of Dolce Vita. That is our philosophy – La Vita. La Passione.
That's what's behind Cellini Caffè's premium blends:
Best raw materials
Proven origin selected quality, combined in expressive character.
Precise aroma development through traditional drum roasting.
Our varieties offer ideal typical aroma and flavor profiles.
Our master roaster guarantees perfect harmony of body, acidity and aroma.
Cellini coffee accessories
Original Italian espresso cups
For orders of CHF 35 or more, you will receive an original Italian espresso cup worth CHF 6.45 FREE IN THE SHOPPING BASKET.
To receive the cups, you must accept the gift in the shopping cart. Grazie Mille from your Cellini Caffè team.