Caffè Umbria

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Caffè Umbria
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Restaurant information
Established 2002 (2002)
Current owner(s) Emanuele Bizzarri

Caffè Umbria is a coffee roaster and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle.


In 1948 Ornello Bizzarri began a coffee roasting business in Perugia.[1] In 1986 his son Umberto brought the tradition and family business to Seattle, starting the company Torrefazione Italia.[1] In 2003 Starbucks purchased Torrefazione Italia and Seattle's Best Coffee.[2] Upon hearing that the family chain would close, Emanuele Bizzarri, son of Umberto, set about founding Caffè Umbria in 2002.[3]

The flagship store is located where Torrefazione's flagship stood when it existed.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Company History". Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ Ouchi, Monica Soto (14 June 2005). "Starbucks shutting its Torrefazione coffee bars". Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Bolt, Kristen Millares (12 July 2005). "Torrefazione's ex-owners open new cafe in Pioneer Square -". Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Munson, Chris; Cone, Dani (2009). Tall skinny bitter : notes from the center of coffee culture. Seattle, Wash.: Sasquatch Books. ISBN 978-1-57061-565-8. 

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Coordinates: 47°35′58″N 122°19′57″W / 47.59944°N 122.33250°W / 47.59944; -122.33250