Why is our coffee so special?
Ponchione coffee is the official coffee of the Slow Food Movement in Italy which recognises amoung other things artisan producers within Italy. It is a family run business estabilished by the Ponchione family in 1955 in the small town of Asti in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. The Ponchione family is so passionate about coffee and the processes involved from field to cup.
The Little Pantry is the only place in the southern hemisphere to be lucky enough to use Ponchione coffee & one out of two places outside of Italy in the world to have it.
Unlike most coffee companies from other parts of the world, we airfreight our coffee. Once our order is placed, the beans are roasted, packed & picked up by Fedex and delivered to our door 5 days later. The Ponchione family staunchly refuses to ship coffee due to the time it takes, the irregular temperatures that occur from crossing the equator & poor handling, hence making Ponchione coffee a premium product.
Manuel spent 2 weeks in Italy spending every day with the Ponchione Family & their staff. During this time he was shown the entire operation & process of how our coffee comes to be & spent many an hour with their Barista of 25 years learning how to extract the perfect espresso with our beans.
We were very lucky to have this opportunity and Manuel speaks to the family & barista on a montly basis to see whats new and gives them feedback on how much our customers love their coffee.
Manuel grew up drinking Ponchione espresso every day as the Ponchione establishment was local to his home so when we decided to begin The Little Pantry journey he knew it was going to be the perfect fit for our concept.
Our blend is a true Italian coffee, rich, smooth, strong with liquoricy undertones suitable for all types of coffees from flat whites to the much loved espresso.
We look forward to sharing our coffee with you and sharing our passion for the coffee & the family who produces it, please feel free to come & chat with anyone of us about Ponchione.