Passion for coffee since 1929
In 1929, Vito Zichittella, a coffee lover and connoisseur, opened a small coffee roasting shop in Marsala, Western Sicily. The business was so successful – and the coffee so flavoursome and frothy - that he soon started selling in all Western Sicily, under the name of Zicaffe’. Legend has it that he possessed a trade secret to make his blends unique in taste and aroma. In 1971, Zicaffe’ became a limited company. In 1977, production was relocated to larger premises in order to enter a wider distribution network which first became nationwide, later global. For more than 80 years, four generations of the Zichittella family have carried on and expanded the business with the same passion ignited in the founder Vito.