The volume of green coffee that is roasted per year at Cafè Badilatti is 200 tons, an amount that is equivalent to 3600 coffee bags at 60 kg each. Through the roasting process, the green coffee loses between 15 – 20% of its weight, so that it leaves 180 000 kg of roasted coffee, or, in other words, 360 000 packets of roasted coffee at 500g.
Despite these large figures, compared to international standards, Cafè Badilatti is a niche product with small but exquisite production and produces only 0.3% of the total coffee consumption in Switzerland.
Cafè Badilatti`s chronicle :
1912: Founder Giuseppe Badilatti opens the grocery shop "Badilatti Coloniels" in Zuoz.
1948: His son Giacomo Badilatti takes over the business.
1951: Opening of the coffee roaster business with the name Cafè Badilatti.
1976: Grandson Daniel Badilatti takes over the business and expands with international green coffee trading.
1986: Establishment of a direct import net with Indonesia and support of two coffee- farmers cooperatives in Java and Sumatra.
1988: Founding of Cafè Badilatti SA to cover the growing green coffee trading.
1992: Private consumers given the option to buy direct from the company.
1995 : Inauguration of the new building, Chesa Cafè, at its present location.
1997: Opening of the coffee museum, Caferama.
2002: Restructuring of the business to create Kaffee Badilatti & Co.AG.
2003: The introduction of the „St. Moritz Cafè“ blend which is officially licenced by the famous skiing resort.
2004 : Introduction of the coffee pods « svelt e net ».
2005 : Start of the seasonal culture programme in the Caferama.
2006 : Launch of the international export coffee line.
2007 : Launch of the « single origin » coffees from exclusive and designated areas.