The Innovative Network Meets Taste, Coffee, Topping and Products for Bars and Pastry: MEET TASTE. The Meet Taste EBN aims at putting together 4 business companies coming from 3 European countries with the purpose of strengthening the commercial cooperation and to test a new idea of collaboration between producers and distributors. The project will be a great testbed to experiment some new products: flavoured coffee in pods coffee toppings mixed base for “cremino”.

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Zi caffè is an Italian family business company located in Sicily (Marsala) that produces and distributes in Italy and abroad high quality blends for coffee shops, ground coffees for moka pot and brewing and a wide range of single serving coffees. The company was born in 1929 when, Vito Zichittella, a coffee lover and connoisseur, opened a small coffee roasting shop in Marsala, Western Sicily. In 1949, with the entry of the sons, the Vito Zichittella & C. was established. The business was so successful – and the coffee so flavorsome 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.

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.

Nowadays in 7.500 square metres plant, located on a 50.000 square metres premises, the company roasts several coffee blends that are unique in taste, aroma and froth. The pursuit of production excellence is performed through latest technologies which are also environment friendly.

One and a half million kilos of coffee and a turnover of more than ten million euros are numerical expressions of the success of Zicaffè which today with its products is present, in addition to the whole of the South, also throughout Europe, Canada, USA , Australia, China, South Korea, South Africa and Morocco.

Our Products


Our products for coffee shops and restaurants reflect our experience in the creation of high quality blends which correspond to the real Italian style espresso.


Our single serving product range (pods and capsules) satisfies all needs of a modern society: easy to use, convenient, no wasting and coffee stays fresh longer.


Our ground coffee blends are suitable for the traditional Italian Moka pot as well as for home/office automatic coffee machines or for filter coffee brewing systems.