Caffè Vesuvio Cuore Napoletano was established in 1976 by Angelo Sepe. In addition to the coffee roasting business Naples, he is also a sugar wholesaler. His mission is to create the true Neapolitan coffee: his technique has now become a sort of art. The blending and roasting processes are very delicate phases, in which human experience and technology have to perfectly combine and balance. The roasting phase consists in roasting the coffee beans with forced hot air at 240°C. To create the perfect coffee, the company uses various types of high quality machines like Probat-Werke, Seram, Novopac, Vittoria etc.
There are many coffee plant varieties, but the most common ones used for roasting coffee are the Coffea Arabica, the Coffea Robusta, the Coffea Liberica and the Coffea Excelsa. The most famous one is the Arabica, especially the Moka variety with small beans with a very intense perfume.
Maybe not everyone knows that the word “coffee” comes from “Qhawa”, a Turkish word meaning wine or exciting drink and from “Kawa”, an Arabic word meaning “vegetal drink”. After oil, steel and wheat, coffee ranks fourth in the world’s trading scale.
There are many legends about the benefits and the preparation of a coffee cup. According to one legend the Yemenite monks decided to prepare the first coffee cup after observing some lively goats, which had just eaten some berries. According to another one, Mohammed supposedly received a cup of coffee by the Archangel Gabriel.
Caffeine is the most important and well-known component of coffee. It stimulates the nervous system, gives mental lucidity, memory, boosts concentration, improves the speaking skills, relieves fatigue and stimulates the muscle tone. It is a good remedy, beneficial for your health.
The most important coffee plantations are in Brazil, the largest world coffee producer. An amazing description of the African plantations might be found in Karen Blixen’s book “Out of Africa”. Actually the writer owned large plantations in Kenya, which were destroyed by a prolonged drought.
The preparation of the Neapolitan coffee is different than the classic one. The coffee maker is made of four assembled elements, including a water chamber, a serving chamber, a filter fitting for coffee and a filter cap.