The first cup of espresso Rio Rica was served in 1969 in a small craft workshop located in the historic centre of Pesaro (Marche). For years the aromas and scents of freshly roasted Rio Rica blends spread through the alleys and squares of the town centre. In the mid-eighties of last century, the Rio Rica built the new roasting plant in the industrial area of Villa Fastiggi (Pesaro).
Curious is the choice of the brand by the founder. The Rio Rica brand is a reference to the areas from which the coffee beans of the first Rio Rica blends arrived: Brazil (represented in the imagination of the time by the city of Rio de Janeiro) and Costa Rica.
The roaster Rio Rica produces its own blends according to the traditional method of "separate roasting" with "indirect fire", toasting the coffee for each individual origin. The individual selected varieties are subjected to different temperature profiles which progressively reach 200-230°C for about 15 minutes. The method and experience of Rio Rica guarantee the colour uniformity of each coffee bean and the correct formation of refined aromas of the Rio Rica bar quality blends.