Kicco Italian Espresso Provides a Trendy Style of Naples in Central BostonDaily Espresso Information by Roast Journal3 min read
A connection between Southern Italy and downtown Boston has fashioned with the opening of Kicco Italian Espresso.
The brand new 1,300-square-foot cafe contained in the North Station at TD Backyard goals to offer a totally Neapolitan Italian expertise the place espresso and flavors are involved, with components and meals shipped immediately from Italy and a espresso program steeped in Italian household heritage.
Kicco Italian Espresso Proprietor Vittorio Wurzburger descends from the household that runs the 130-year-old Neapolitan roasting firm Caffè Kenon, which offers the beans for Kicco from its roastery in Naples.
In Boston, three Caffè Kenon espresso blends are extracted via two machines that replicate basic and fashionable Italian methods, respectively — a two-group guide lever La San Marco Leva espresso machine and a 2-group Faema E71E. Together with conventional espresso-based drinks, the store presents nitro chilly brew drinks.
A black-and-white inside palette lets the colours of meals, drinks, paintings and tools pop.
“I needed one thing that may symbolize Italy — good design, handsome, easy,” Wurzburger informed Every day Espresso Information. “But it surely must be fashionable on the identical time.”
Prepared-to-serve and par-baked items are flown in from Italy and get their ending touches at Kicco alongside sandwiches, focaccias, pizzas and extra that every one incorporate Italian components. One menu spotlight is a whipped chilly Italian espresso cream.
“Every part’s made in Italy by Italian firms, Italian cooks with Italian components,” Wurzburger informed Every day Espresso Information. “Every part is made and raw, frozen, and shipped right here. So it’s freshly frozen, and once you defrost it and bake it, it tastes simply the identical as it could style in Italy. We attempt to assure at the very least 90% of our merchandise are coming from Italy.”
Wurzburger can be founder and CEO of La Casa del Caffè, an roughly one-year-old firm that imports and distributes Caffè Kenon merchandise. The corporate has established distribution companions up and down the East Coast and California.
In Naples, Caffè Kenon is run by Vittorio’s father Giovanni Wurzburger, his uncle Guglielmo Wurzburger and his grandmother Antonietta Taurisano.
Roasting happens on tools that has been custom-built in Italy, with varied updates and modernizations via the generations.
“Over time we’ve modified the tools in fact,” mentioned Wurzburger. “We’ve got some outdated machines, they’re nonetheless useful, they nonetheless work, however we use extra fashionable machines that make the method smoother, simpler and likewise environmentally pleasant.”
Kicco Italian Espresso is now open at downtown Boston’s North Station 1 Nashua Road. Inform DCN’s editors about your new espresso store or roastery right here.
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Howard Bryman is the affiliate editor of Every day Espresso Information by Roast Journal. He’s based mostly in Portland, Oregon.