An interview with Johan Pesenti, founder of Brooklyn’s Coperaco Coffee Co.
De’Longhi believes a quality cup of coffee originates from the care taken in every step, starting from the farm and ending in your cup. In this multi-episode series, we will bring you closer to the people deeply involved in the coffee value chain, including conscious farmers, innovative roasters, and world-class baristas. Welcome to the Chronicles of a Coffee Aficionado.
In our first episode, we will be talking to Johan Pesenti, the founder of Coperaco Coffee Co., a micro-roaster based in Brooklyn, New York. Since opening in 2014, Coperaco has expanded its clientele to include some of New York City’s finest restaurants and hotels, as well as developed a second coffee brand known as Stone Street, which is today one of the best-selling coffee brands on Amazon’s marketplace. The New York-based roaster approaches coffee roasting from a culinary perspective by masterfully combining taste notes to create unique flavor experiences, and has crafted coffee blends for respected chefs such as Eric Ripert and Geoffrey Zakarian. It’s Coperaco’s commitment to roasting nuanced and flavorful blends that led to an organic partnership with De’Longhi, and the creation of De’Longhi’s Signature Espresso Blend. Made to achieve a full-bodied extraction using De’Longhi machines, this one-of-a-kind coffee blend combines taste notes from beans grown across the globe, including chocolate notes from Guatemala, citrus notes from Ethiopia, walnut from Brazil, and caramel from Colombia.
Coperaco now distributes, roasts, and blends various coffees from 35 countries worldwide.