TRIESTE, Italy – Sandalj Trading Company Spa will be exhibiting at Host Milano (Hall 22, stand B47 C48), 13 – 17 October 2023, giving visitors the chance to taste the full Sandalj Blend range at the fair for the first time, along with decafs and single origins. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about all the coffees in dedicated workshops, enjoy Routin 1883 mixology and discover new harvest arrivals.
A feast of blends for any palate
Developed in the early 1990’s, the Sandalj Blend range is a true synthesis of the Italian green coffee importer’s passion and know-how.
The ready-to-roast blend idea originated during a trip to the United States, where Vinko Sandalj and present-day CEO Enrico Venuti, noted roasters’ need for giving American consumers a genuine Italian espresso experience. The solution needed to offer guaranteed qualitative continuity, homogeneous roasting and lighter packaging in 30kg bags, simpler for roasters to handle.
Former quality department head Edy Bieker and his team got straight to work, developing what would become a range of sixteen ready-to-roast green coffee blends. First-born Caruso Blend is to this day the range’s best-seller, loved throughout the world.
The variety within the range guarantees a product for every roaster, market and consumption requirement, and is the crown jewel of the importer’s vast coffee offering.
Twenty-two coffees to be savoured every day at the stand’s bar, with the phenomenal support of Elektra, Eureka and Mazzer, for a true complete Italian Coffee Passion experience.
In addition to the entire Sandalj Blend range, visitors will be able to taste: a Brazil Extrafino Sandalj Blend 17/18 premium fine cup, Traceability Project’s Brazil Natural 17/18 NY2 Carbon Neutral Fazenda Vila Boa and Colombia Washed Women Coffee Project San Alberto, the Colombia Barrique Rhum Fermentation from the Excellence range, the Decaf Espresso Sandalj Blend and a fresh lot of Colombia Water Decaf.
Moreover, the Sandalj Quality Department cuppers will guide visitors with organized tasting sessions (sign-up is advised via email at email@example.com). The schedule is:
• Friday 13/10 at 3pm
Comparing 100% Arabica Blends
Stradivari Blend, Vivaldi Blend, Donizetti Blend, Toscanini Blend, Caruso Blend, and Pergolesi Blend
• Saturday 14/10 at 11.30am
Comparing Arabica-rich Blends
Cappuccino Blend, Scarlatti Blend, Paganini Blend, Rossini Blend, Puccini Blend, and Fresco Blend
• Sunday 15/10 at 11.30am
Comparing Robusta-rich Blends
Tartini Blend, Mascagni Blend, Verdi Blend, and Ponchielli Blend
• Sunday 15/10 at 3pm at the BWT Water+More stand (Hall 24P, stand H11 H21 L12 L22)
BWT & Sandalj Sensory Experience: the influence of water on coffee
• Monday 16/10 at 11.30am
Comparing blend compositions
100% Arabica, 85% Arabica, 50% Arabica, 30% Arabica and 100% Robusta
• Monday 16/10 at 3pm
Sandalj Espresso Blend 65% Arabica e Colombia Water Decaf 100% Arabica
About Sandalj Trading Company
Trieste-based Sandalj Trading Company Spa has been a gourmet green coffee importer and consultant since 1946. SCA founding members and specialty coffee pioneers, Sandalj sources from over 40 producing countries and imports over 160 thousand bags per year.
Committed to fostering a culture for quality, the company offers a vast selection of green coffees, ready-to-roast blends, advisory services, training, logistics, tailored blending and private label roasting to importers, roasters and distributors all over the world. For more information click here, visit @SandaljCoffee on facebook and @sandaljtrading on instagram.