With handwritten recipes from their hometown of Lucca, Italy, Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre introduced Torani
syrups to the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco in 1925. Mixing their syrup recipes with sparkling water, the Torres introduced the classic Italian soda to local cafes, and soon began mixing, blending and selling Torani
Syrups from their Italian wholesale grocery.
In 1957, the Torre's son-in-law, Harry Lucheta, took over the business and guided Torani
's growth from a small local San Francisco business to a brand that is loved around the world.
Fast forward to the early 1990s when Torani
was at the helm of a new flavor movement in coffee. While sitting in San Francisco's Caffe Trieste, coffee industry veteran (and friend of Torani
) "Brandy" Brandenburger spied Torani behind the counter and brought a bottle home to experiment with espresso and steamed milk. And thus, the first flavored caffe latte emerged, changing the pages of espresso history forever.
Today, our Torani
family legacy is
continued by Paul Lucheta and Lisa Lucheta. We have over 100 team
members, produce an extensive portfolio of flavorful products, and
continue to innovate for success.
The popularity of specialty beverages and
the support of cafés, restaurants and retailers have helped grow our
brand for the last 80 years. Flavor seekers around the globe enjoy
Torani in their favorite beverages everyday. And Torani continues to
stay on the creative edge with new product lines and ideas. After all,
you never know where the next revolutionary flavor innovation will
appear, but you can be sure Torani will be there.
To learn more about Torani, go to http://www.torani.com/.