Our story has been brewing for 50 years. It started with a young man, Fulvio Pagani, who sailed halfway round the world to a new beginning. Here, he married his love of coffee with an eye for business in a land where coffee was only ever instant. In a backyard, he roasted and blended his precious beans, building his knowledge and reputation as café culture spread like religion across the land. Today, Fulvio and his staff welcome you to this website, our showroom and a range of delights that include our unique coffees, exclusive European groceries, Italian beverages, beers and wines, café supplies and espresso machines, wholesale and retail. From Rio Coffee to the Casa Rio empire, we’ve come a long way. Truly, though, we’ve only just begun. Come, share and enjoy.
When Fulvio started out in 1964, roasting fine coffee was everything. Tutto. The only thing. But how can you supply great coffee if no-one knows how to serve it? What if they don’t have the right machine to make it with? And when we were in Italy, we kept finding great products no-one else brought to Australia. So, little by little, we started adding new products and services that led compellingly from our specialty and our natural passion for all things Italian. That’s why today, Casa Rio trains baristas, imports espresso machines and grinders, gourmet Italian produce, waters, juices, wine and beers, café supplies and consumables, which we sell directly from our showroom for both retail and wholesale. Because our specialty, actually, is delighting you.