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Primi del '900. Luigi Goppion.

The Beginning of Our Story

In 1859, on the main square of a small town began a long love for coffee

In 1859 Luigi Goppion was a young man who dreamed of going far. Perhaps Lughignano, the tiny town on the banks of the Sile River where he was born, held him back or, more simply, he had the itch to do something great on his own. One day that something became clear: in his minds eye he could see roasted, perfumed coffee beans. And he saw his town wake up to that intense aroma. So on the main square he opened a cafe, that was also a post office and a greengrocer, and started to toast coffee bean in an iron pan over the flames in his fireplace. This location, which quickly became the heart of the town, that Luigi was joined by his son Pietro and a little later, his grandsons Angelo, Giuseppe, Luigi, Giovanni, Olivo and Ottorino. The cafe added a shop-laboratory and with the explosion of the Second World War, Angelo and Giovanni were sent to Ethiopia, bringing with them the initiative passed down by their grandfather.

In this land so far from the small town near Trevisio, began their passion for coffee and the continuous search for the best quality. Once back in  Treviso, in 1948 they bought the Torrefazione Trevigiana Caffè, and immediatly added “Fratelli Goppion” to the name. In the same period, Ottorino and  Olivo left for Venezuela and in Caracas the founded a small coffee roasting company, “Cafè San Antonio – Hermanos Goppion”.

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1959. Angela e Pietro Goppion con i sei figli.
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Anni '50. Sergio Goppion, figlio di Angelo, nella sala di tostatura della prima torrefazione.



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