Roasted here in Melbourne, using the knowledge garnered from our Italian heritage - Niccolo is a smooth, medium roast with a fuller flavour than a typical local blend and without the heaviness of a common Italian roast.
A humble bean, a well-balanced result. It’s simple really. And that’s exactly what we think you’ll appreciate about Niccolo - its simplicity.
We’d love to know what you think.
We all know that drinking coffee is a sensory experience. You see it; you smell it; you feel it, all before the taste even hits your tongue. Here’s what to expect from our blend:
Its earthy colour, juxtaposed against our sunshine coloured cups.
The aromatic coffee bean; complimented by hints of nut, chocolate and a dash of citrus.
It’s neither strong, nor bitter. Nor acidic, or sweet. The elements combined provide a round, well balanced flavour.
It’s an approachable cup that will leave you warm, slightly more awake, and hopefully very content.
Arabica specifically; three washed and one natural. Each bean is chosen for its unique characteristics. The majority of our beans are sourced from Central and South America.
Manuel’s long-standing career has allowed him to get to know the coffee growers and establish solid relationships with them. They have taught him everything they know, and he has poured this knowledge into our blend.
A lazy worker blames his tools. But when it comes to coffee he might just have a case. A great blend of beans is easily ruined by an inexperienced barista who isn’t familiar with the machine. Which is why when you get Niccolo you get our support team, too.
La Marzocco coffee machines: We supply all of our accounts with the newest model of the La Marzocco Linea. It’s what we call the people’s machine - easy to use, efficient, and consistent.
Reliable, honest sidekicks that are easy to adjust.
We have tamps made to our exact specifications by Reg Barber. They do the job and they do it well.
Classic Italian style, durable and long lasting. Made to order in our distinctive yellow tulip and espresso tulip styles.
Good staff are hard to come by. We have found that if you invest time into training your existing staff you’ll get more value out of them - they gain a skill, you gain a barista. So we offer one-on-one training for your employees.
Niccolo began his life in Italy. Bologna to be specific. Manuel Terzi is a name you might not be familiar with, but if we said Ernesto Illy your ears might prick up. Ernesto is the founder of Illy coffee and considered by many to be the grandfather of the dark roast. And that Manuel Terzi fellow? Ernesto’s protege; his right hand man.
And that’s why we got him to develop Niccolo’s house blend.
Manuel has been in the coffee game for a long time. Over those years he’s got to know the coffee growers and established a solid relationship with them. We look after them and they look after us.
We’re old enough to know but young enough to change.
For the first two years Manuel roasted our coffee in Italy, he packaged it with care and airfreighted the beans to Melbourne. As Niccolo grew more coffee was needed, and it was needed more often. So now we’re roasting here in Melbourne, the beans are fresher, and with a little (read a lot) of attention and thought, we’ve turned the beans into a great tasting, well-balanced cup.
With years of cafe experience and ownership between us, we not only understand coffee but also cafes. Which is why we're always willing to chat.
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