About the Company
At Barista Lavazza our objective is to provide an authentic Italian coffee drinking experience in a warm, friendly, no pressure environment. We began operations in the year 2002 as we felt the time was right for the Sri Lankan consumer to experience a café that provided a third space, away from work and home, where the guest could relax and unwind.
Lavazza traces its origins back to 1895, when Luigi Lavazza purchased a little grocery store, Paissa Olivero, in the old commercial section of Turin for 26,000 Italian Lire, about US$ 20. In the early 1900's, he invented the concept of the blend - a complex art of mixing together coffee of different origins to obtain a distinctive taste and harmonious flavour in the cup. Before the turn of the century, the name Lavazza evolved into an international powerhouse and the unofficial ambassador of Italy, being synonymous with all things Italian - creativity, art, passion and of course, espresso