Caffé D’arte is a locally owned coffee roasting company originally started by Mauro Cipolla after he moved to the Northwest from Italy in the 1970’s. From its beginnings, Caffé D’arte (literally, The Art of Coffee) has stood for passion combined with the highest standards of quality steeped in the great Italian coffee tradition.
In the beginning, our founder Mauro would meticulously taste and blend the best coffee varietals, tinkering with the wood-fired roaster he brought from his native Italy, to achieve perfection in the finished cup. Since those early days, Caffé D’arte has progressed to supplying a full spectrum of blends and coffee-related services to discerning palates around the world. Today, Caffé D’arte provides not only distinctive coffees roasted in the style of the various regions of Italy, but also the warmth and uniqueness of traditional Italian culture.
Before Mauro Cipolla founded Caffé D’arte, an award winning Seattle based coffee roaster with an international reputation for quality, he began his apprenticeship in Naples, Italy under the demanding eye of a fourth generation master roaster. Mauro’s insight into the science and art of coffee roasting and espresso blending have been the cornerstone of our company, founded on the traditional Italian values of craftsmanship and quality.
Known for our expertise and quality, Caffé Darte is one of few roasters devoted to the art of the “Post-Blending” technique. Each single origin coffee is profiled and roasted separately to extract the origin’s unique flavor. The art of blending is the final stage; the knowledge of how each bean origin will perform as espresso or brewed coffee requires a great deal of knowledge and experience. Our team of coffee professionals meticulously perfects each blend to our highest quality standards, with a relentless focus on the best tasting coffees in the world.
Our coffee is packaged with freshness as our number one priority. Whether you choose to purchase your coffee in our wholesale 5 Lb. bags, or our retail 1 Lb. and 12oz bag sizes, our coffee is always packed just days after roasting and allowed to age to perfection.