The roasting plant Caffè Carlito was founded in 1965 by Carlo Schilling. Today, this artisan coffee brand is exported throughout Switzerland, but it is still a family run business based in the Locarno area. The first blend "Brasil" is still produced according to the original recipe. Brazil is one of the countries where the beans for the blends come from, but not only: further countries of origin are Cameroon, Colombia, Guatemala, India, Tanzania, Mexico and Panama, to name just a few. The way the coffee is harvested also plays an important part for the quality that ends up in our cup: Picking by hand is the only method that guarantees the health of the plant – avoiding any damage - and the quality of the coffee, as only the ripe beans are picked.