Ep. 1842 Andrea Morettino | Wine, Food & Travel With Marc Millon

Welcome to Episode 1832 on Italian Wine Podcast, Wine, Food & Travel With Marc Millon. Today, he will be interviewing Andrea Morettino

More about today’s guest

Morettino is an authentic love story for coffee that began in 1920 in Palermo, at the center of the Mediterranean. For the past four generations it has created an artisanal coffee of excellence and it has been promoting its culture and traditions, constantly pursuing their natural predisposition for quality. Andrea Morettino, Head of Sales and Marketing, represents the fourth generation of the family of coffee roasters.

The Coffee Plantation in Sicily

Morettino family for about 30 years has carried out an experimental project that has seen coffee plants sprout and grow even on the island, also thanks to a significant climate change that we are witnessing. A strong signal received by the nature that gave life, in the experimental plantation Morettino that rises in San Lorenzo ai Colli, in Palermo, the first Sicilian native coffee.  Based on the geography of the origins of coffee, the Morettino plantation is located more north than the typical tropical lands. The native coffee of Sicily is a 100% Arabica of the highest quality, with special and unique fragrances, typical of the Sicilian land, notes of zibibbo grapes and carob and sweet smells of white plumeria flowers and panela sugar.  

Over the last three years, the harvest has been particularly abundant, with a constant growth trend: 30 kg in 2021, 50 kg in 2022 and a forecast of 100 kg for 2023. The experimental cultivation project is carried out in collaboration with the University of Palermo and the Botanical Garden of Palermo.

Connect:

Website  www.morettino.com

Instagram: @caffe_morettino 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/caff%C3%A8-morettino

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CaffeMorettino 

Twitter: @caffemorettino 

More about the host Marc Millon:

Marc Millon, VIA Italian Wine Ambassador 2021, has been travelling, eating, drinking, learning and writing about wine, food and travel for nearly 40 years. Born in Mexico, with a mother from Hawaii via Korea and an anthropologist father from New York via Paris, he was weaned on exotic and delicious foods. Marc and his photographer wife Kim are the authors of 14 books including a pioneering series of illustrated wine-food-travel books: The Wine Roads of Europe, The Wine Roads of France, The Wine Roads of Italy (Premio Barbi Colombini), and The Wine Roads of Spain. Other titles include The Wine and Food of Europe, The Food Lovers’ Companion Italy, The Food Lovers’ Companion France, Wine, a global history. Marc regularly lectures and hosts gastronomic cultural tours to Italy and France with Martin Randall Travel, the UK’s leading cultural travel specialist. He is soon to begin a regular series on Italian Wine Podcast, ‘Wine, food and travel with Marc Millon’. When not on the road Marc lives on the River Exe in Devon, England

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marcmillon.co.uk

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LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/marc-millon-50868624

Twitter: @Marc_Millon

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