Our history

Since 1937 we have a great tradition: looking to the future and innovating.

In the historic centre of Como it was impossible to resist the charming aroma of coffee coming from that door. It was 1937 and in small coffee roastery Celestino Milani was producing high-quality coffee with his roasting machine. Immediately the unique taste of Milani’s coffee attracted local residents of the enchanting and picturesque Como Lake, who soon came in the shop for a pleasant coffee break. It also became a “must” destination for tourists seeking for a good Italian-style coffee.

The reasons for such a success? Simply Celestino’s endless passion which was expressed through the accurate selection of the finest varieties of coffee, imported directly from theirs places of origin; through the meticulous attention of roasting and, of course, through the skillful blending.

Celestino Milani therefore became a true “Master Roaster”, one of the most attentive and capable of his time.

This endless passion inevitably involved his son Pierluigi. He taught him the secrets of roasting and the recipes of the blends: a precious treasure that has been kept and updated jealously to the present days. Pierluigi Milani, in the following years, continued to transfer into the company, nowdays located in the industrial area in Lipomo, the extreme attention to the production process that his father had taught him.

And after 85 years of activity the story continues, with the third generation of the family.