Since 1938 Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè has been carrying on the tradition, always having one priority: quality.
Thanks to the use of Sant’Eustachio blend, made with the best Arabica beans, and the special preparation of its Gran Caffè, Sant’Eustachio coffee shop is a daily appointment for the gourmets of this delightful black drink.
The raw coffee is slowly roasted over wood to be tasted in the coffe shop, but it is also possible to buy some to make your own coffee at home. All the coffee varieties, roasted, washed and selected, are top quality. The freshness and the high quality of the product guarantee an ever fresh fragrance and a quintessential aroma which cannot be found in the coffees of large-scale retail trade.
Yet, nowadays, buying a high quality coffee is not enough: when you buy a product you must also pay attention on the way it is produced, trying to clearly identify and trace its productive and commercial sources.
On the basis of this principle, Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè decided to develop a fairer way of purchasing coffee. Some years ago the Roaster began to use fair trade coffee bought from non-profit organisations, like the Italian company Altromercato.
The purchase of a fair trade product means paying a fair price to the producer, higher to that of the global market, and creating lasting trade relationships that can guarantee the financing of local programs of social and environmental development. And this is not all. When you buy fair trade coffee you establish a more direct and concrete partnership with the producer, with the final result of a cooperation to obtain a product of the finest quality.
Currently, Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè buys fair trade coffee from cooperatives of producers from Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Ethiopia and Brazil, and also buys special coffee from Galapagos and St. Elena islands.
The carefully selected coffee blends and the accurate artisanal preparation of a high quality raw material make Sant’Eustachio Coffee a unique and incomparable product.
Photo by Michiel Jelijs, Flickr
Yesterday at Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè
Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè is an ancient Coffee Shop and Roaster that was born in the thirties. Located in the heart of Rome, in front of the Senato della Repubblica palace, it is just a few steps away from Piazza Navona and the Pantheon.
It was founded in 1938. The mosaic paving and the furnishings are still the original ones. The symbol of Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè is a stag which recalls the apparition and conversion to Christianity of the previously pagan Eustace. In the piazza of the same name stands the Sant’Eustachio Basilica, a church more than one thousand years old. On the top of the basilica, instead of the traditional cross, there is a white stag with a cross between its horns.
Today at Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè
In 1999 the brothers Raimondo and Roberto Ricci began to run Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè. They decided to carry on the tradition, selecting the best coffee varieties and offering a range of products prepared with a legendary secret blend.
The Coffee Shop has 6 tables outdoors and inside the premises is still functioning a device to roast coffee over wood that goes back to 1948.
Closed 25 December and 15 August.
Piazza Sant’Eustachio 82
00186, Rome, Italy.
Phone/Fax number: 00 39 06 68802048
Sunday to Thursday 8.30 – 01.00
Friday 8.30 – 01.30