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Italian Bean Delight, powered by Caffeine

Phone 800 746 6174


21580 Atlantic Blvd

Unit 100A

Sterling, VA 20166


Philosophy of our coffee business:

"There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper". Over a century later and John Ruskin's observation is still valid; what's more, we believe it says a lot about the products on offer today. There was a time when the only problem facing quality goods was competition from goods of an even higher quality, now it seems that inferior goods are the main problem.

Products have increasingly shorter life cycles, they come and go, are launched and disappear again. Everyday items have been turned from commodities into consumer goods, not built to last, but to be thrown away as soon as possible in order to make way for the latest "must have", "special offer", or dumbest kitchen gadget.

Not only is this harmful to the environment, it also means that we no longer have a 'special relationship' with the things we use every day and which help us to do something well. How many of the products on offer today will ever become prized possessions?

This is why we have selected items of quality in the widest sense of the word:

  • they are roasted with the same meticulous detail in choosing the highest qualities of the world's best coffees, with the same devoted care in roasting which is done now as it was in the past, a lime at a time, the old way, under the strict control of human experience that no machine will ever be able to duplicate.
  • they are manufactured with great skill according to traditional methods and are thus reliable and practical.
  • the materials are carefully chosen to suit the purpose, and are, therefore, attractive; espresso machinery we test for months prior they are available in our webshop.
  • they are mostly made from traditional materials, i.e. metal, glass, wood etc., can be repaired even years later and are environmentally friendly.

The result of all our homework is Italian Bean Delight.