TOP products Made in Slovakia?
Do you know what has Ebenica Coffee, Chocolate Lyra, and Tatra Tea in common?
They’re all genuine products Made in Slovakia.
These success stories – from small family business owners to winners of prestigious international awards are now celebrating their 10th anniversary.
EBENICA COFFEE – the coffee success story
Behind Ebenica’s success story is a founder Mr. Marek Fajcik. He used to travel worldwide and quickly developed his passion for trying different cuisines and coffees. His love for coffee was stronger each time, he started visiting small family-owned companies as they were more focused on quality. He got inspired and wanted to make from a Slovak coffee – an international success. Now, Ebenica coffee is exported to many countries and celebrates its 10th anniversary.
What do the 90 points mean? It is equivalent to gold medals. Thanks to this huge success, these coffees appeared among the Top 10 Best Espresso coffees in Europe.
Ebenica Piano – unique 100% Arabica coffee with a pleasant taste of fruits and chocolate-nuts tones.
Ebenica Intensivo – one of the TOP 10 espresso coffees of Europe with earthy, but still sweet chocolate-nuts taste.
Ebenica Harmonelle – harmonically balanced espresso coffee with fresh tones of flowers and pleasant chocolate taste.
Coffee Roasting Factory in Modra town, a lovely little town under Small Carpathian Hills, close to Bratislava (the town is for centuries famous for winemaking and Slovak Folk Pottery).
They offer a guided tour through the family-owned factory where you can see the whole process from A-Z. From unroasted green coffee beans through roasting, packing up to coffee-tasting with a professional barista.
For more information and e-shop Visit Ebenica coffee
LYRA CHOCOLATE – the sweet success story
As a small family-run company they started with different businesses, but their breakpoint was in 2009. They met Colombian Casa Luker, visited their plantations in South America, and became business partners. They learned that making quality chocolate means knowing each farmer, each tree, each detail; it means understanding each stage of cocoa’s journey and give it enough time.
2014 was the year the chocolate won the Great Taste Awards in the UK, which is something like the “Oscars in the food world”. Recently they started successful cooperation with South Korea – Lyra chocolate you can buy at the airports as well as onboard of the different Korean airlines. I am so happy to hear that our genuine Slovak product is spreading around the globe.
For me, Lyra means an amazing variety of first-class chocolates. It is also a great, beautifully packed souvenir.
For more information and e-shop Visit Lyra chocolate
TATRA TEA – the original from the heart of the Tatra mountains
However, it sounds like a non-alcoholic tea, it is, in reality, a strong liquor called Tatra Tea 😉
In the past centuries, most of the inhabitants living in Slovakia in the mountains and rough countrysides used to heal many diseases with their homemade medicine. Boiled water poured over the herbs, added moonshine, spirit, honey, garlic, and tallow. Everyone had their own recipe, but they all called it Tea.
Nowadays, this modern way of Tea is called Tatra tea – and it is becoming incredibly popular. They offer lots of varieties, such as tea-based, fruit-based and herbal-based. I like the traditional 52% Tatra Tea which can be served in hot tea, with ice, or as a long drink.
It is possible to have a guided tour through the factory where you can learn about the whole procedure from maceration, through filtration, maturation, resting up to packaging. And of course, tasting all 14 types of Tatra Tea. For more information and e-shop Visit Tatra tea
I love success stories. Starting with an idea, a vision, a dream which slowly becomes true, all the hard work, patience, and ending with the premium high-quality product.
I love to hear that such success stories also origin in our lovely SLOVAKIA.
Come and enjoy excellent coffee, chocolate, and liquor on your Slovakia Tour with us:)
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