DOLCE. GRAN MISCELA ITALIANA.
From distant lands and seas, merchants ships loaded with spices headed to the Republic of Venice, thus exotic and unique scents spread across the markets, the alleys and the houses.
DOLCE. GRAN MISCELA ITALIANA
From distant lands and seas, merchants ships loaded with spices headed to the Republic of Venice, thus exotic and unique scents spread across the markets, the alleys and the houses. Among them there was coffee.
The Serenissima concealed coffee in the houses of merchants and travellers, for a very long time; it was only at the end of the 17th century that coffee was acknowledged as a beverage that enlightened the minds.
Therefore, since then, merchants and free spirits, travelers, writers and artists gathered in the great Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) at the first open-air coffeehouses that are still there in all their beauty. These cafés are Caffè Florian and Caffè Quadri, bearing witness to coffee coming from the East to the West.
What was Venice like in 1750, when playwright Carlo Goldoni wrote ‘La Bottega del Caffè’ choosing the Tuscan language to narrate daily life in the city so that everyone would understand it?
Venice with its lively and exciting atmosphere was remarkably represented by Venetian artist Francesco Guardi (1712-1793). Goppion Caffè, to honor the history of coffee, has established a relationship with Galleria Giorgio Franchetti housed in Ca’ D’Oro Palace in Venice and has selected one of Guardi’s painting to represent DOLCE, the special blend created by Fratelli Goppion at the very beginning of their careers as Coffee Roasters back in 1948.
Since 1948 this blend has been named Gran Miscela Dolce, however our international trade relations have shown that the name DOLCE (the Italian word means sweet) is better suited to describe the exceptional feature of this coffee: sweetness.
Dolce as the Venetian landscape, unique in the world.
The blend is composed of three different Arabica origins – Honduras, Brazil and Ethiopia – and a small percentage of 10% Robusta coffee selected from the island of Flores.
An intense and velvety taste, a full body and very low acidity make a very well-balanced cup that is really good and enjoyable. Dolce features a pleasant cocoa and ripe fruit aftertaste and long-lasting persistence with hints of milk chocolate, making it a blend that meets everyone’s taste.