Bristot Essence

The Bristot philosophy has not changed one bit. Way back in 1919 our founder Domenico Bristot set to work on a research project aimed at allowing him to make his dream come true. That dream was the creation of a top-quality blend of coffee that could be used to make the perfect Italian espresso, and to fulfil it he carefully selected the very best raw coffee beans straight from the producers, then used increasingly innovative technologies to blend and roast them.

Who we are

Caffè Bristot is the leading brand of procaffé S.p.A., a historical company that has played a consistent role in the development of the Italian roasted coffee since the beginning of the century.

From our head offices in Belluno, nestling amid the Dolomites, we have been roasting coffee since 1919 and over the years have become one of the leading firms in our sector, paying constant attention to changing styles and technologies in order to continue to satisfy changing tastes.

Our history, made up of tradition, creativity and entrepreneurial skills, is a symbol of the quality for which Italian products are renowned internationally, and our name is synonymous throughout the world with modernity, class and passion.

Mission & vision

“Focused on quality & service for a constant growth”

We work to be the client’s focus for the Espresso Excellence everywhere people consume all around the world, with the right price, thank to our passion for quality and service that brings us through a constant improvement.


Our aim is to make our mark in the wonderful world of coffee, by offering quality products and paying the utmost attention to the changing demands of the cosmopolitan consumer.

In this pursuit of excellence, passion and tradition come together in a continually evolving dialogue, based on our ethical values.

Integrity, honesty and transparency lie at the heart of our business; they are the values that have enabled us to make our consumers’ dreams – and indeed our own – come true.

Tradition & Innovation

The secret of our success lies in the way we have drawn on the benefits of experience and tradition and, at the same time, been able to innovate in order to keep in sync with the times. History and tradition form the very foundations of our brand: Domenico Bristot, the founder of the coffee roasting company that bears his name to this day, discovered that hard work, skill, luck and a healthy dose of intuition were – as for other great men of his day – the secret to success.

At a very young age Domenico moved to Vienna, one of the capitals of the Belle Epoque and a melting pot of philosophers, writers, scientists and entrepreneurs, striking up a number of stimulating friendships. Particularly significant for Domenico’s future was his friendship with a coffee roaster, who introduced him to the fascinating world of coffee.

On his return to Italy in 1919, Domenico decided to open a roasting plant where he could put the innovative toasting and blending techniques he had learned into practice.

After much studying and experimentation, he finally found what he was looking for: a coffee with an intense, pleasant aroma and a sweet, fruity taste – something markedly different to the other coffees of the day.

Herein lies the secret to the success of the Bristot Roasting Company: our unique roasting method, meticulous research into the best origins of coffee and passion for excellence, indispensable factors for obtaining a truly one-of-a-kind espresso. To this day, the same level of passion spurs us on to pursue excellence and quality by constantly innovating our production and logistics processes to guarantee continuity between past and future.