Frequently asked questions

What are ESE Coffee Pods?

The Easy Serving Espresso pod (E.S.E. pod), is a paper pod packed with 7 grams of ground coffee to use in a non-grinding espresso coffee machine. The E.S.E. standard was created by Italian Illy in the 1970s and is maintained by the "Consortium for the Development and the Protection of the E.S.E. Standard." It is open to all coffee roasters and machine manufacturers, making it the self-acclaimed "only open system available to the sector for espresso coffee prepared with paper pods”. The good news about paper pods is that they are fully compostable and more economical than normal capsules due to the innovative wrapping sistem.

When it comes to the art of Espresso Italians do it best, there are many ways of getting it wrong ! The grind, the measurement, freshness, the roast, tampering, temperature, water pressure. Some people judge an espresso by the crema, some by the flavour, acidity and liqueur. By using coffee pods you get it right first time every time.

What are Lavazza Espresso Point Capsules?

Lavazza Espresso Point Capsules also called EP capsules offer that authentic Italian espresso taste and experience anytime of the day. It’s quick and easy, simply put a capsule in the machine, push the button and enjoy an intense, deep and rich shot of espresso. They are ideal for the quick-serve environment and provide absolute consistency to the coffee lover on a schedule.Our Lavazza Espresso Point Capsules are 100% compatible with all machines of this type. Packing 7 grams of coffee, the capsules give a stronger and deeper coffee than other concepts. We offer Lavazza Espresso Point Capsules in packs of 100 capsules and in all your favourite profiles at affordable prices.

How do I store my coffee?

To preserve your beans' fresh roasted flavor as long as possible, store them in an opaque, air-tight container at room temperature. Coffee beans can be beautiful, but avoid clear canisters which will allow light to compromise the taste of your coffee. Keep your beans in a dark and cool location.

About Caffe' Leonardo

The Torrefazione Caffè Leonardo is located a few minutes away from the centre of Vinci (Florence, Tuscany), the town where Leonardo da Vinci was born, and has been in business since 1963.

It is an artisan company linked to ancient traditions and supported by a young and dynamic staff. Its excellent reputation comes from the high professionalism and quality of the blends produced

Thanks to the great experience handed down from generation to generation, the technicians personally supervise the selection of the products. The adoption of natural techniques for production, air cooling and resting in silos ensure a final product that is cured in all its aspects.

The roasting system is completely handmade. Nothing is automated everything depends on the experience and passion of the roaster.

The right degree of roasting is a very important process: the coffee in fact undergoes physical-chemical transformations and thus forms the components responsible for aromas and flavour. With the artisan roasting, you get the most out of the various types of coffee, which is partly lost in the industrial plant.

The taste of coffee, the characteristics of the drink, its body, its degree of acidity depend on the transformation process. The experience gained in this sector has allowed the company to develop specific roasting and mixing processes unique in terms of body, sweetness and fragrance.