Gimoka is a well known Italian coffee roasting company founded in 1982 from a family legacy on the Como lake.
It is proud to be a long standing tradition in the Italian coffee market.
There are about 60 species belonging to this genus, but almost all of the world's coffee is grown consists of two species: Coffea Arabica and Coffea canephora. The coffee plant found its ideal environment to grow in the equatorial belt, in that it requires a humid climate and a constant temperature. The areas in the world most of the production are South America, followed by Africa, North and Central America ; then we have Asia and Oceania that in recent years have increased their production quotas
Coffee plants produce fruits all the time: after every shower of flowers are born, and after about 7/9 months you have the ripe cherries. The coffee plant often intersperse with banana plants which give them a lot of shade. The coffee plant grows, and before reaching its maturity and bear fruit, they must spend an average of 5.4 years. The flower coffee you get the drupe, a kind of cherry. On the inside there are two seeds of elongated oval shapes, characterized by a side plate with a small furrow
The collection period varies from country to country and depends on the climate, the altitude and the course of the seasons in the growing areas.
The coffee harvest is the most delicate and decisive of the entire production process, the success of the collection has a positive effect on the final quality of the product and determines the yield and variety of coffee. Initially coffee berries are not picked when they are green, their selection is crucial because just one green bean can compromise the taste
The coffee is selected and classified according to different characteristics:
Shape and size of the grains
Colour / Harvest
Number of defects and impurities
Once selected and classified, the coffee is stored in environments that have a moisture content below 50%. The product is placed inside of jute sacks and big bags, ready to be shipped to the roasters of the world.
Blending is an art that requires a sense of smell and taste particularly developed and many years of experience. The coffee develops its magnificent aroma , its delicious fragrance, its unique taste and its characteristic colour only in the plant roasting, when the heat from 180 to 220 ° C frees volatile oils in the coffee beans. At Gimoka, the master roaster has always had a key role in working with our coffee. The balanced position of most mixtures of roasting and all types of our coffee, is the result of the experience and dedication of the people working in Gimoka.
The grinding of the coffee beans is the most important stage for what will result in the cup.
If the grind is too fine, the coffee will come out too slowly and will be burned and distasteful. If the grind is too coarse, by contrast, the coffee will come out too quickly and the result will certainly be washed out and not very robust. Having found the suitable grinding, our Gimoka coffee is excellent both in form and taste
The finest Italian Coffee
Gimoka is a well known Italian coffee roasting company founded in 1982
Gimoka has it's roots from a small roasting and coffee tasting house in Como ('La casa del caffé'), which you can still visit today to taste various coffee species immediately after being roasted.
Nowadays Gimoka is one of the most established companies in the roasting industry thanks to its reputation for high quality products, its organic growth and the acquisitions of other companies operating in the same industry.
Where can you find Gimoka's range?
Gimoka’s range of products can be found in the best Italian cafés, retail outlets, supermarkets, restaurants, hotels and offices.
Gimoka bought in 1994 Espresso Italia, a company able to offer to its customers a complete and 100% service made In Italy, from production of coffee pods and capsules as well as coffee machines. Try now our Nespresso® pods, coffee beans, Lavazza® pods or ESE 44 paper coffee pods, the best solution to enjoy a real Italian coffee!In 1997, Gimoka Ltd bought Caffe Si, a company which mainly distributes coffee to bars, hotels, restaurants and cathering.
In 2010, Gimoka bought Torrefazione Ambrosiano, a traditional Italian coffee roasting company operating in Milan.
In 2013, Gimoka is made available to UK customers via its distributor Gimoka Coffee UK.