Caffè Carbonelli was founded in Naples in 1981 by Pietro Carbonelli, whose heritage of passion for coffee, care for the product quality and attention to the fluctuations of an always-changing market is managed today by his sons Luigi and Luca. Originated from a big passion for coffee. Back in 1946, Pietro Carbonelli was ten years old when he started to learn the secrets of a good coffee.
These were the years after World War II and, between schoolbooks and a kick to the ball, Pietro started to earn some extra money by doing little jobs at his uncle’s grocery store. At that time, food shops and bars directly ordered small quantities of green coffee that was cooked on old home coffee roasters and each shop or bar personalized its blend, to be tasted there or to be sold on the market.
At the end of the Sixties, Pietro started to work with the most renowned and ancient Neapolitan coffee roasting companies, while also learning the strengths and weaknesses of each green coffee plantation. In 1981, he inaugurated Caffè Carbonelli, his own company, based in Melito di Napoli, where, thanks to his passion and to the coffee culture he had learned over the years, he began to produce a coffee exclusively roasted with oak, since he had always believed that this ancient traditional method gives the product a unique flavor.