Segafredo is one of the most widely consumed coffee brands in the world and with good reason. "Il Vero Espresso Italiano" is the signature of this quality brand which simply means "Passion for espresso".
The brand was founded by Italian entrepreneur Massimo Zanetti in 1973 in Bologna. Initially, the company only bought coffee beans which were then processed in the coffee roaster. Around 1995 Segafredo started to acquire its own coffee plantations. Segafredo now has 11 coffee plantations in Costa Rica and Brazil, among other places.
Segafredo has grown into an international company operating in more than 100 countries worldwide. But what is the secret behind this success? Well ...; the 5M's of Segafredo Zanetti.
La Missione (The Mission)
'Let's discover the world, the charm, the culture and the flavour of the authentic Italian Espresso, and spread all over the world our passion for the Espresso.' That is Segafredo's mission with the aim of supplying espresso of the best quality. In addition, the company offers service, expert advice and guidance in the preparation of authentic Italian espresso. "Servizio e qualitá"
La Miscela (The Blend)
Segafredo coffee is made from the best Robusta and Arabica coffee beans which are expertly selected. As the only coffee roaster, Zanetti controls the production process from the coffee plant to the espresso in your cup. Segafredo coffee owes its distinctive and unique taste to an old Venetian recipe in which the coffee beans are roasted deeper and longer. "Tipico e originale"
Il Macinadosatore (The Mill)
The grind of the coffee grinder must be adjusted very precisely to guarantee the original Italian espresso taste. In order to ensure a constant, evenly fine grinding of the espresso beans, the coffee grinder must be checked regularly and readjusted if necessary. The combination of the right grind and the right amount of coffee is important for the well-known crema layer. "Crema famoso"
La Macchina (The Machine)
In order to make a tasteful, authentic cup of Italian espresso, the settings of the espresso machine are very important. For example, the temperature, flow rate and pressure need to be accurately adjusted. It is also important to clean your espresso machine daily and maintain it periodically. This way the machine stays in good condition and you are assured of the delicious aroma and the special character of your Segafredo espresso. "Aroma Speciale"
La Mano (The Hand)
The basis of a perfect Italian espresso is formed by the previously mentioned aspects. Segafredo therefore considers it essential to share this knowledge so that you too can serve a perfect Italian espresso. "Espresso Perfetto"
Segafredo Coffee Beans
Segafredo coffee beans are available in different blends and roasts. Zanetti uses 2 types of beans, Arabica coffee beans and Robusta coffee beans. The Arabica coffee bean gives a light, intense taste and has a deep aroma. Arabica coffee beans contain little caffeine. The Robusta coffee bean is more powerful and gives a strong and full-bodied taste to your coffee. Robusta coffee beans contain more caffeine than the Robusta type. By blending the two types, there is a suitable taste for every coffee lover.
Segafredo Selezione Oro is a blend of 20% Robusta and 80% Arabica beans from Costa Rica, Brazil, Columbia and Ivory Coast with a medium roast. The coffee has a fruity and spicy aroma and a powerful taste with a hint of dark chocolate and nuts. Segafredo Oro has been given a new look and a new name: 'Segafredo Selezione Espresso'.
Segafredo Intermezzo is a blend of 40% Robusta and 60% Arabica beans from Costa Rica, Brazil, Columbia and Ivory Coast with a medium dark roast. The coffee has different aromas like nuts, caramel, vanilla and a hint of orange. This robust espresso is characterised by the taste of rich cocoa and a hint of liquorice. Segafredo Intermezzo is the most popular blend in the range. These Segafredo coffee beans are not only suitable for a perfect espresso, this blend is also delicious for cappuccino and latte macchiato.
Segafredo Espresso Casa
Segafredo Espresso Casa is a blend of 50% Robusta and 50% Arabica beans from Costa Rica, Brazil, Columbia and Ivory Coast with a dark roast. The coffee has an aroma of mocha and caramelised fruit. This espresso has a full spicy taste with hints of cocoa, honey and almonds. In short, Segafredo Casa Gusto Cremoso is a delicious authentic Italian espresso for at home.
Buy Segafredo Coffee Beans
You can buy Segafredo coffee beans easily in our online supermarket. Whether you like a mild espresso or prefer a stronger one, Foodmarkt has the right blend of Segafredo beans for every espresso lover. Order your Segafredo espresso beans today and you will be enjoying the tastiest Italian espresso in no time.
Segafredo Coffee Recipe
Of course an espresso, cappuccino or latte is delicious, but try something different. Give your coffee a spicy twist, for example. For inspiration we give you a delicious recipe to enjoy your Segafredo coffee even more.
Dirty Chai Latte
Chai Latte is a spicy tea from India and a popular drink among tea lovers. Fortunately for coffee drinkers there is also a variant; the Dirty Chai Latte. A delicious latte with Chai tea spices. You can use a ready-made Chai tea bag, but it is also great fun to make your own. Do you like a nice spicy cup of coffee? Then this recipe is just the thing for you!
- ½ cinnamon stick
- 2 cardamom seeds
- 3 peppercorns
- 2 cloves
- 1 star anise star
- 150ml milk
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 cup of espresso
- Puff of cinnamon powder
- Tea strainer
- Mortar and pestle
- Cutting board and knife
- Milk frother or whisk
- Large mug
- Chop the cinnamon stick and star anise into small pieces.
- Roughly grind the cardamom seeds, peppercorns and cloves.
- Gather the spices together and put one-fifth of them into a tea strainer.
- Heat the milk in the saucepan and put the tea strainer in the milk. The milk must not boil!
- Remove the tea strainer from the milk after 5 minutes and whip the milk with a whisk or milk frother.
- Pour the milk into a large mug and add the espresso.
- Add the honey and top with a pinch of cinnamon. (A pinch of gingerbread spice is also delicious!)
Enjoy your Dirty Chai Latte!