A third generation, family run business, Azzurro, has been hand-roasting and supplying superior-quality Italian coffee, to the UK, for over a quarter of a century.

Born from the Formisano family’s passion for food and Italian traditions, the company was first founded by Sandro Formisano and his father, Mario in Turin. It was here that they worked together to identify the best beans from across the globe, and took nine months to create the two expertly balanced blends, ‘Monza’ and ‘Monte Carlo’, for which their heritage brand, to this day, is still distinguished.

Originally from the agriculturally rich, Marche region of Italy, both father and son had previously worked in the food industry, supplying UK restaurants with all the best Italian produce and equipment. It was whilst working alongside these restaurants that they soon realised the demand for not just traditional Italian foods, but also authentic and outstanding tasting, Italian coffee.

This discovery lead Sandro to become the UK ambassador for world renowned coffee machine manufacturers, La San Marco. Leader’s in the industry and creators of several historical milestone technologies in the evolution of coffee making – this was the perfect place for Sandro to hone his knowledge and passion for not just coffee – but the entire process behind making the perfect espresso.

Today, Azzurro is run by Sandro’s son, Mario Formisano, who splits his time between UK and Italy – where all of Azzurro’s coffee beans continue to be hand-roasted. As a quality lifestyle brand, Azzurro now supplies not only two brilliant coffee blends, but also a selection of fine teas, rich hot chocolates and some of the most reliable and prestigious coffee machines and equipment in the world.

A trusted and prestigious label, Azzurro takes as much care and pride in selecting it’s partner brands and customers, as it did so many years ago, when selecting it’s blend. It is as a result of this continued strive for perfection – from bean to brand – that all those that become part of the Azzurro family, can feel confident in the fact, that they are providing their own customers, with the highest-level coffee, tea, hot chocolate and more

The Azzurro marque is a celebrated stamp of approval, one that attracts coffee lovers across Europe and one that will continue to have them return, for the perfect cup of coffee, for many years to come.

Looking to the future

Azzurro Coffee & Tea are pleased to introduce and welcome you all to our new Sales Director and Business Partner, Mario Telese.

Mario is an amazing asset to have joined our company; bringing with him over 27 years experience in the hospitality and the last 5 specialising in the coffee industry. His passion and hands on experience is definitely reflected in his drive for the future of Azzurro Coffee.

Mario’s focus will be on business development, providing staff training and he will be offering support to your business on your coffee journey.


We not only supply great coffee, we also provide free on-site barista training to your staff - to make sure every cup exceeds customers’ expectations. Our dedicated team delivers comprehensive training when your machine is installed and additional training can also be arranged, as and when required. At Azzurro we strive to help you deliver quality and consistency to build loyalty from your customers.


Your Azzurro Account Manager will ensure you’re getting the best package and service we can offer. No more dealing with automated call systems – we promise one number, one person, one solution.


Our collection is ever expanding as the team are constantly searching for new products and accessories to fulfill customer’s individual needs.