Jamie’s Italian is aiming to improve on its coffee offering after striking an agreement with Italian brand Kimbo that will encompass the supply of equipment and training.
Under the terms of the tie-up announced this week, Jamie’s will launch a new bespoke Italian coffee menu. Guests at its restaurants across the UK will have access to a rich premium blend, obtained from selected origin coffee and brewed according to extensive knowledge and craftsmanship typical of the Neapolitan tradition.
The partnership will see Kimbo provide coffee machines and training to Jamie’s Italian staff, so that they can make the perfect Neopolitan coffee.
The company said Jamie Oliver had spent the last six months “meticulously looking” for the best classic Neapolitan-style espresso before arriving at its door.
The new Jamie’s Italian bespoke coffee menu includes a wide selection of coffees, including the original and authentic Neapolitan espresso. Diners can also choose from any of the different variations with milk (macchiato, cappuccino, latte) and from the specialty coffees, including the caffè corretto (with amaretto and cream), caffè marocchino (with chocolate and frothy milk) and caffè sheckerato (fresh espresso shaken up with ice and sugar syrup).
Paola Rubino, chairman of Kimbo, said: “We are absolutely delighted to work with Jamie Oliver and his great team. We share the same love and passion for authenticity and tradition, and this is reflected in the new bespoke coffee menu that we created together. This is an exciting opportunity to promote the culture of Neapolitan espresso in the UK through the renowned Jamie’s Italian restaurants and we look forward to a long and successful collaboration.”