Merlo celebrates International Coffee Day

Queensland’s biggest coffee distributors are offering free coffee samples to their customers in celebration of International Coffee Day this Thursday.

Thursday September 29 is International Coffee Day. Merlo Coffee wants to celebrate by offering free ‘Bean of the Month’ samples to customers around Australia.

The Merlo family’s coffee legacy stretches across multiple generations beginning with Luigi Merlo who owned a Trattoria in Northern Italy before migrating to Australia in 1950. In the 1960’s Luigi’s son, Gino carried on the family legacy by opening a cafe in Queen Street. Gino introduced Brisbane to European style coffee for the first time, by using a La San Marco espresso machine – the very first of its kind in Queensland. It was Gino’s son Dean who 20 years ago, founded the Merlo Coffee Company.

Merlo Coffee is now one of the largest coffee distributors in the country, but this family owned business never forgets it’s humble roots. As a way to thank their customers for supporting them over the last 20 years, Merlo will be treating them to delicious, freshly roasted coffee samples on the house, this International Coffee Day.

The free samples will be distributed at all Merlo coffee stores which are known as ‘Torrefaziones (Italian for roasting house). Customers will have the opportunity to taste Merlo’s special bean of the month, a Kenyan Iriga bean blend, for free.  These beans feature a caramel chocolate flavour, a delicate fruit aroma and a great rich body. The beans are roasted in house and filtered using one of three different formats – Cold Drip, Chemex and Merlo’s latest filtering device, the V60.

If you are a coffee lover, don’t forget to drop by your local Merlo Torrefazione this Thursday, to get your free coffee fix! Follow this link to locate a Merlo coffee store near you.