Delight in the full sensations and flavours of coffee when you add the Ditta Artigianale Coffee Extraction Experience to your luxury villa rental in Tuscany
. Discover how different extraction methods can alter the aroma and taste of coffee in a workshop led by Simone Amenini at the Scuola del Caffè in the heart of Florence. Simone is the head barista at Ditta Artigianale
, a speciality coffee roaster committed to total transparency, eco-sustainability and of course, only the highest quality coffee.
Discover the secrets of coffee extraction in the heart of Florence
The Ditta Artigianale Coffee Extraction Experience is an introductory course perfect for curious coffee lovers that cannot resist the flavour and feel of freshly ground espresso made the Italian way. The experience will begin with an introduction to the origin and botany of coffee, including the contrasts between arabica and robusta coffee beans, and the variations in cultivation areas and production. Simone will deepen your understanding of espresso, in particular, focusing on its central importance within Italy’s cultural heritage.
Under the expert guidance of Simone, you will be led on a tasting journey, familiarising yourself with the nuances of an espresso blend compared to single-origin coffee. You will then be introduced to the filter extraction method, savouring the same single-source coffee prepared differently. Discover the breadth of sensations and the subtleties of quality coffee simply by modifying the extraction method.
The Scuola del Caffè is housed in a beautifully renovated monastery; the interior is bright and modern while remaining sympathetic to the building’s sacred origins. Situated off the Piazza Sant’Ambrogio, the Scuola is the first of its kind to be housed in a coffee shop. It will nourish your mind with a fresh, unique perspective of Florence and provide an intimate peek into the masterful world of Italian coffee.
Find out more about our food and wine experiences in Italy, including the Ditta Artigianale Italian Coffee Culture Experience and the ‘Taste Like a Pro’ Coffee Experience, both in Florence.
The Ditta Artigianale Extraction Coffee Experience starts at a time of your choosing during the Scuola del Caffè’s opening hours (10.00am - 6.00pm). It will last approximately one hour, beginning with an introduction to the origin and botany of coffee and its importance in Italian culture, followed by an espresso tasting and discussion.
Included in the price:
- Min 3 — Max 10 persons
- Available from Monday to Friday (10.00am - 6.00pm)
- School closed during August
- Languages: English, Italian
- Transport is not included in the price
- Enquiries welcome for groups under three — prices may vary
An introductory course with the head barista and fresh coffee tasting.