Our Company. Our Story.
Our story is intertwined with that of the Zanetti family. It is a simple story; one retold by many old families in the world of coffee. Mr. Massimo Zanetti's grandfather sold coffee. So did his father. So does he. The difference is that his grandfather and father were in the business of green coffee. Mr. Massimo Zanetti was the first in the family to produce and sell roasted coffee. That was 35 years ago and at that time, the company was selling about a ton of roasted coffee a year.
Today, the company, with the parent company based in Bologna, Italy, offers a wide range of premium coffee and sells 120,000 tons of coffee annually and processes 2.5 million bags of green coffee per year. Its operations include a coffee plantation and green coffee processing plant in Brazil, a coffee mill in Costa Rica, a green coffee export company in these 2 markets and a green coffee trading company in Switzerland. It runs 9 roasting plants around the world and boasts a worldwide distribution network of subsidiaries and authorized dealers in 100 countries, production of professional espresso machines and bar equipment under the La San Marco name, and a network of over 600 international coffee shops (Segafredo Zanetti, Puccino's and Chock full o'Nuts). The company serves over 70,000 customers in all continents with annual sales exceeding $800 million.