lazzarelle social cooperative

WHO WE ARE

 

We are a women's cooperative founded in 2010. We produce artisan coffee, according to the ancient Neapolitan tradition, inside the largest female prison in Pozzuoli - Naples. We work with female prisoners who want to be active protagonists of their change, because as Simone de Beauvoir teaches “One is not born a woman, but becomes one”.

THE IDEA

 

We, as free women, have chosen to engage actively in an all-female enterprise that values craftsmanship and generates social inclusion. Because only work offers dignity and the possibility of real redemption. Lazzarelle's coffee was born by bringing together two weak subjects: women prisoners and small coffee producers in the southern part of the world. We buy coffee beans from the Shadilly, a cooperative that promotes cooperation projects with small producers. Then we added tea, infusions and herbal teas to our coffee production.

 

RIGHTS

 

Up to now, 56 women have alternated in our cooperative, each with its own history, different and identical to the others. Before working with us, many of them had never had a regular employment contract. With us they learn a job, but above all they acquire awareness of their rights and their possibilities.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

 

Our coffee is produced, in every phase of its working process, without adding additives, respecting the natural preparation times of the ancient Neapolitan artisan school. Our coffee packs are made of plastic without aluminum in order to be recycled with plastic in separate waste collection.

Buy from us our products 

You can easily book your coffee online.

Send us an email to this address caffelazzarelle@gmail.com, specify what you want and you will receive it comfortably where you want.

OUR PRODUCTS

LAZZARELLE COFFEE

 

Lazzarelle coffee is produced with the traditional technique of Neapolitan artisans, a blend of fine coffee made up of 50% arabica and 50% robust.

The roasting process is one of the fundamental phases in the processing of the beans. In addition to making green coffee edible, it gives the aromatic and organoleptic profile characteristic of every blend of coffee. Roasting beans, together with the mixing of 5 different varieties and types, rather than a technical skill, is a true art in which the Cooperative, with the help and teaching of an old Mastro Torrefattore, has ventured into the period experimentation by succeeding in developing a good ability to create quality blends and knowing how to manage the roasting phase, to which each type of coffee responds in a physically and chemically different way.

Each package of coffee in its own way becomes unique in flavor.

 

This choice has rewarded us, in the sense that over time we have managed to create our trustworthy clientele that shares the sense of the project and that regularly buys our coffee, finding it ethically sustainable and above all good.

The slowness of the traditional production process (up to 10 times slower than the industrial one) with the slow roasting method and natural gasification is considered the only means to bring out the refinement and aromatic complexity of high quality coffees. In fact, the wait is worth it. The coffee has a thick and aromatic taste, can be enjoyed without adding sugar or sweetener. 

 

The coffee is bought by the Cooperative Shadhilly that through projects in the southern hemisphere, aims at greater equity between the north and south. (www.shadhilly.com)

GROUND COFFEE 250 gr

 

How to use: Ground for moka.

Classic blend, full-bodied, sweet and balanced 50% arabica 50% robust.

 

Excellent arabica and robust of excellent quality: the Arabian blends come from countries of Central America and the robust ones come from Africa and part from India.

ROASTED COFFEE BEANS

 

How to use: Roasted coffee beans.

Caffè Lazzarelle classic blend.

Product description: full-bodied, sweet and balanced classic blend with a high percentage of arabica.

 

Excellent arabica and robust of excellent quality: the Arabian blends come from countries of Central America and the robust ones come from Africa and part from India.

 

Packaging: 1kg 

 

COFFEE PODS

 

How to use: 44 mm pods

Product description: full-bodied, sweet and balanced classic blend with a high percentage of arabica

 

Ingredients: Excellent arabica and robust of excellent quality: the Arabian blends come from countries of Central America and the robust ones come from Africa and part from India.

 

TEAS, INFUSIONS AND HERB TEAS

 

Tea is the third most consumed drink in the world along with water and coffee but also one of the oldest. Tasty, refreshing, in all its varieties, it is also rich in beneficial properties enough to be considered a natural medicine. Lazzarelle teas, infusions and herb teas are packaged using an artisanal method. For the preparation we use only organic raw materials and  fresh, fine and high quality ingredients.

LIME AND GINGER INFUSION

 

Ginger is good for the blood and the nervous system, being an anticonvulsant and an analgesic. Also important for combating tiredness, stress and seasonal ills, thanks to its properties that make it a true natural antiseptic. It also promotes digestion and is an effective remedy against nausea and ulcer.

The product is available in 50 gr and 100 gr packages and 20 filters tin box

ROOIBOS RED TEA

 

Originating from South Africa, Rooibos is more prized than red teas. The infusion that is obtained has a naturally sweet taste and for this it can be tasted even without sugar. It is also good cold, alone or combined with some fruit juice. It is naturally free of caffeine and with a low content of tannins, characteristics that make it suitable for children too. Rich in minerals, vitamins and flavonoids, it has antioxidant and digestive properties.

The product is available in 50 gr and 100 gr packages and 20 filters tin box

GREEN SENCHA TEA

 

Coming from China and Japan, it is the most prized and widespread of green teas. It has a sweet and delicate taste. Its leaves are long and flattened, the infusion is bright yellow-green. Rich in vitamins, it promotes capillary permeability and elasticity of the blood vessel wall, and is an excellent source of manganese, potassium and fluorine. It is therefore a medicinal plant, rather than a simple drink.

The product is available in 50 gr and 100 gr packages and 20 filters tin box

VANILLA AND ROSA CANINA INFUSION

 

Vanilla, sweet and aromatic spice, is a precious soothing very useful to combat stress and defeat insomnia.

In fact, it has a relaxing effect on the nervous system. Natural antiseptic, has antioxidant properties, beneficial for the cardiovascular system and to counteract free radicals.

The product is available in 50 gr and 100 gr packages and 20 filters tin box

BLACK FIRST FLUSH TEA

 

Fine black tea comes from the homonymous Indian region of Darjeeling. The term First Flush refers to the first harvest, which occurs in spring, considered the best because it gives the leaves of the precious plant its aromatic and softness. The taste is fresh and flowery, and at the same time delicate.

The product is available in 50 gr and 100 gr packages