From the beginning FCC has been pushing the boundaries of current coffee roasting wisdom resulting in a selection of unique, freshly roasted estate coffees and blends with distinct and elegant flavour profiles. Francesco’s Coffee is one of the first companies in Canada to offer a full range of Fair Trade coffee. Ottawa’s coffee culture has been evolving and FCC has been a consistent favorite with top chefs and discerning consumers.
At Francesco’s Coffee Company, Little Blue and Big Red are Samiac coffee roasters that produce 10 and 60 kilo batches of freshly roasted coffee every seventeen minutes. FCC chose coffee roasters with ultra-heavy cast iron roasting drums, some of the thickest in the industry, as well as state-of-the-art burners that allow for better delivery of heat to our estate grown coffees. Today, Francesco’s Coffee Company boasts a fully equipped state of the art coffee production facility to serve the needs of its retail, wholesale and coffee fundraising clientele across Canada and the US. Through the use of ultra-precise process control technology and the introduction of an innovative modulated cooling cycle, Francesco’s is known as a leader in Ottawa coffee.
Once a veteran of Ottawa’s high-tech industry, Pietro Comino rallied for change when forced to reevaluate career and life goals after an unexpected industry meltdown and subsequent layoff. Armed with passion for coffee and a strong desire to work as an artisan and entrepreneur, Pietro applied his tech knowledge to the art of roasting coffee.
Doors opened at Francesco’s Coffee Company (FCC) micro-roastery and coffeehouse in early 2002. The product met with instant success and has been a staple to discerning consumers and business ever since. Pietro has never looked back.