Filicori Zecchini Espresso: Coffee Shooter

Filicori Zecchini was founded in Bologna, Italy in 1919; it is still run by the founding families. They roast each type of green coffee separately, working to bring out the best taste and aromas from each coffee bean. Blending only occurs after roasting and they have earned the “Certified Italian Expresso” trademark that separates them from so many others. The color of the cream topping of their espresso is hazelnut, with very few bubbles, and a distinct aroma. They have different coffees like “Kavè” and our personal favourites “Gran Crema Forte” and “Gran Crema Delicato,” which is a touch creamier. They have a decaffeinated option, their “Espresso Blend” which is perfect for breakfast, amongst other blends.

We first tried Filicori Zecchini espresso at San Gennaro, our favourite Italian café and bakery in Montreal. We fell in love with their coffee, it wasn’t too acidic and it required very little sugar to enhance its flavour. We were lucky enough to get our hands on some delectable little Filicori Zecchini sugar cones, with a chocolate lining; they fit a shot of espresso perfectly. They were meant to sweeten your espresso but we had fun with them and used them to make coffee shooters instead!

Filicori Espresso: Coffee Shooter

Filicori Zecchini Espresso: Coffee Shooter

Filicori Zecchini also sells a variety of teas and coffee paraphernalia like packaged sugar, tea pots, cups, etc. We tried their green tea, chamomile and rose teas, and they were quite nice, but it’s their espresso that we are absolutely in love with! And if you follow us you know that we adore San Gennaro, more so for carrying Filicori Zecchini coffee, and we now buy their beans to brew at home.

Filicori Teas

Filicori Zecchini Teas


Coffee Shooter

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  • Yield: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Recipe type: Coffee


  • ¾ oz Filicori Zecchini Espresso
  • ¾ oz Galliano
  • Filicori Zecchini cone espresso shot glass (optional)
  • Whipped Cream (optional)


  1. Using an espresso machine or cafetière, brew Filicori Zecchini espresso
  2. Pour espresso into Filicori Zecchini cone espresso shot glass, or a regular shot glass. The cone shot glasses are lined with chocolate for an extra layer of flavour, and you can eat the cone!
  3. Using the back of a teaspoon that’s slanted above the coffee, slowly pour the Galliano onto the spoon so it’s directed to the side of the shooter glass. This creates a layered effect – use this method if you’re using transparent shooter glasses
  4. Top with whipped cream, if desired

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1 comment

  1. Dahlia December 30, 2015 at 12:22 pm Reply

    Best coffee!

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