Caffè Vergnano, the Made in Italy espresso, leaves the land behind and sets sail aboard Costa Cruises to discover new horizons.
Fans of a delicious cup of coffee can rejoice as Costa Cruises and Caffè Vergnano are bringing the best of Made in Italy coffee at sea. The partnership between the historic Piedmontese company, run by the Vergnano family, and the Italian cruise line confirms the two companies’ desire to work together to promote Italian excellence and attention to sustainability, a fundamental value of both companies.
Caffè Vergnano’s authentic Italian espresso will be served in the bars of all the ships in the Costa fleet. The unmistakable blend will also be used to prepare many coffee-based delicacies on board. Costa Smeralda, Costa Cruises’ ‘green flagship, is the first ship to feature a Caffè Vergnano 1882 branded cafeteria. Costa Toscana, which is currently under construction, will also feature a Caffè Vergnano 1882 branded cafeteria.
“As a cruise company flying the Italian flag, our mission has always been to be ambassadors of Made in Italy in the world, and we are pleased to follow this path by bringing the quality of Caffè Vergnano’s Italian espresso on board all our ships. It is a new, important partnership with a historic company, which shares our same values of promoting Italian excellence and paying attention to environmental and social sustainability. As a confirmation of this, the ‘greenest’ and most sustainable ships of our fleet, Costa Smeralda and Costa Toscana, will also offer a dedicated coffee experience with Caffè Vergnano 1882-branded cafeterias” – says Mario Zanetti, President of Costa Cruises.
The introduction of the Caffè Vergnano 1882 branded cafeteria onboard Costa Smeralda and Toscana is a logic step as the collaboration between Costa Cruises and Caffè Vergnano will focus on sustainability. The two ships are the first ships of the Costa fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas, the most advanced technology in the world in the maritime sector for the reduction of emissions.
Costa Smeralda offers seven-day cruises in the Western Mediterranean. Her sister ship Costa Toscana will enter service at the end of the year. Through its ships, Costa aims to promote forms of tourism that are increasingly inclusive and attentive to the needs of local areas and communities.