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Gearbox Coffee Roasters

Roaster in Florence

Gearbox Coffee Roasters is a specialty coffee roastery in the town of Borgo San Lorenzo, just north of Florence. Tommaso Bongini turned on the engines and shifted into top gear when he launched Gearbox Coffee Roasters in 2018, combining his passion for quality, cars and specialty coffee.

Growing up as a fourth generation roaster in the family-run Caffè Mokarico roastery, Tommaso cut his teeth at an early age in roasting and the coffee process. With Gearbox Coffee Roasters, he continues the long family roasting tradition but brings in the new philosophy, approach and techniques of micro roasted specialty coffee.

Gearbox Coffee Roasters specialty coffee roaster in Florence, Italy
Updated 18 May, 2021

Roaster information

Coffee type: only sells specialty coffee
Business type: part of a larger company
Established: 2018
Selling specialty since: 2018

Roasting and origin information

Packaged coffee available: whole beans
Roasting profile: omni-roast?A roasting profile for specific brew methods is when the roast is made specifically for espresso or for filter coffee. In general, a roasting profile for espresso is slightly darker than a roasting profile for filtered coffee.
A roasting profile for omni-roast is when a single roast is made for more than one brew method, such as for both espresso and filter coffee.
Gearbox Coffee Roasters primarily roasts an omni-roast profile.
Tasting notes: descriptive tasting notes?Tasting notes are a flavour guide provided by the roaster that describe the taste of the roasted coffee when brewed.
Some roasters provide descriptive tasting notes, many provide brief tasting notes such as a list of similar flavours whereas others do not provide any tasting notes.
Gearbox Coffee Roasters tends to provide descriptive tasting notes.
Coffee estate: minimal or no information?Coffee estate information is a description of the location where the green coffee beans were cultivated and the families involved.
Some roasters include detailed information of the estate, many include brief information whereas other roasters include minimal or no information.
Gearbox Coffee Roasters tends to include minimal or no information about the coffee estate.
Cupping score: not usually provided?A cupping score is a quality rating determined by assessing the characteristics of the coffee. Sensory attributes such as the coffee's aroma, flavour, sweetness, acidity, body, and more, are used to determine the score. A cupping score from 80 to 100 is considered specialty coffee.
A few roasters include the cupping score for all of their coffees, others include it for some of their coffees whereas many roasters do not include a cupping score.
Gearbox Coffee Roasters tends not to include cupping scores.


50032 Borgo San Lorenzo (FI),
Tuscany, Italy
Gearbox Coffee Roasters is not open to public visits.

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