Behind Malta's Artisan Coffee Movement: Caffè Berry

19th February 2017 - Marie-Claire Grima

"Our vision is to make people appreciate real espresso – the true Italian espresso experience," says Ewa Milewska of Caffe Berry, another of the cafes at the forefront of the local artisan coffee movement. 

“The search for the best espresso is endless,” says coffee entrepreneur Ewa Wiktoria Milewska. “With more than ten years’ experience in the coffee sector in Italy, I decided to make my greatest dream come true, a place where people can taste the best espresso in the world, full-bodied, with an unmistakable aroma and high-quality taste.” Thus Caffè Berry was born, a tiny but instantly-recognisable blue coffee shop on the corner of St Domenic Street in Sliema.

“At Caffè Berry, we get a mix of tourists, locals and new residents who are from all over the world. Everyone has their own experience of coffee, but our vision is to make people appreciate real espresso – the true Italian espresso experience,” Ewa says proudly. But while the staff at Caffè Berry rightly pride themselves on their excellent, no-frills espresso, their most recognisable drink is the Berrycino, a delicious (not to mention extremely Instagrammable) drink with a layer of hazelnut or pistachio spread around the rim of the cup. “You can have the Berrycino as an espresso, cappuccino or latte. Each drink is made with our quality five-variety blend of Arabica coffee, milk, top quality cream and fresh pistachios or hazelnuts.”

Caffè Berry also stocks a range of delicious treats, from pistachio tarts to hearty carrot cakes, with many of the recipes suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and plans to expand also into the savoury side of food. “We also have a selection of organic products like extra virgin olive oil, nut spreads, quality jams and a large selection of teas from different countries,” Ewa says.

This is a snippet. Read the full feature on the latest issue of Guide Me, the official publication of the MHRA. 


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