There are many varieties of barley (with many uses in the farming industry as well as in the food and drink industry). Orzo Coffee is made with a specific variety of barley, orzo mondo (hulless or naked barley). Naked barley differs from covered barley in that the grains thresh freely from the outer covers.
This variety is usually is usually seeded in early spring in the Veneto Region - to avoid the cold winter - and is ready to harvest in early summer.
As you can see below, orzo is almost ready for harvest in the fields of Veneto region as the rich soil and warm sunny days have performed their natural magic!
Once harvested the seeds of barley will be dried and stored and ready to be roasted and grounded to produce our lovely orzo coffee.
in this blog you will find some curiosities, updates and events ...so treat yourself to a lovely cup of Orzo & enjoy the reading!