Café Gramsci is a specialty coffee cafe situated in the heart of Brescia that also specialises in gourmet Italian panini. This bright, modern and intimite location offers their own branded specialty coffee beans as well as working closely with two high quality Italian roasters to provide a rotating selection of coffees.
In the morning you will find quality pastries from the family bakery to accompany your breakfast coffee. In addition, their staff are trained by the Accademia del Panino Italiano and they will create a panini to fits your tastes, making it a great stop for a gourmet lunch.
Owner Thomas Tognoli had been working in the cafe scene for many years but it was his first taste of specialty coffee that changed his direction. He then undertook several years of study before relaunching Café Gramsci in 2018 as a specialty coffee cafe.
You'll find it just a 5 minutes walk south from the central Palazzo della Loggia in the center of Brescia.
In-store brew methods
- Espresso?The iconic Italian espresso method uses a machine to force near-boiling water at high pressure through finely ground coffee and a portafilter.
Espresso brewed coffee produces concentrated, rich flavours with crema on top.
- Pour-over?The pour-over method uses a cone-shaped dripper with a paper filter. Near-boiling water is poured over medium-coarse ground coffee and passes through the paper filter. Different thicknesses of filter paper removes the coffee oils.
Pour-over brewed coffee produces a cleaner taste with less bitterness.
- AeroPress?The AeroPress device functions like a syringe. Medium-coarse ground coffee is steeped in near-boiling water for a short period before the water is manually plunged through the coffee grounds and a thin paper filter.
AeroPress brewed coffee produces a smooth and clean flavour.
- Moka pot?Moka pot method uses stove-top heat to boil water in the lower chamber that is forced through relatively fine-ground coffee into the upper chamber ready for serving.
Moka pot brewed coffee produces a stronger flavour often with more bitterness.
- Cold brew?The cold brew method involves steeping coarse-ground coffee in cool water for 12-hours or more. The brewed coffee is filtered and water is added before serving.
Cold brewed coffee produces a flavour with less bitterness and acidity.
- Buy specialty coffee in-store
- Outdoor seating
- Indoor seating
25121 Brescia (BS),