Chris & Laraine Edge formed Espresso Concetti in the second half of 2015.
Having spent the last 19 years working in the West African Oil Industry for American, Italian and French Oil companies, Chris has developed an almost addictive love of coffee and coffee gadgets (he is an engineer). This along with the desire to spend more time at home with the family in South Africa gave birth to the idea of starting a coffee empire (you have to think big).
December 2015, Espresso Concetti was appointed the Official Importer and Master Distributor for PERA Coffee in Southern Africa with the first shipment arriving at the end of February 2016.
Espresso Concetti began trading in March 2016 with the intention of bringing genuine Italian Roasted Coffee to South Africa at an affordable price.
February of 2016, PERA and two other Italian Coffee Roasters formed Torrefattori Associati S.p.A (The Roasters Association) giving Espresso Concetti access to coffee from the Caffè Boasi and Rostkafè labels.
May of 2017, Espresso Concetti was appointed as the Official Importer and Master Distributor for KRUVE Inc. in Southern Africa. Our interest in the KRUVE Sifter almost pre-dates the formation of Espresso Concetti, having followed the development of the product from its Crowd Funding days on KickStarter as the RAFINO.
One of the translations for Concetti from Italian is “Ingenious Thoughts”. Espresso Concetti comes from our love of coffee and our motto of “ingenious thoughts” is how we intend to provide the coffee lovers of Southern Africa with great coffee and great accessories that will enhance the coffee experience.
Espresso Concetti is based in the Outer West of Durban, South Africa.