Located in the heart of Munich, Dallmayr is one of Europe’s best-known gourmet delicatessen stores. Each year more than two million local and international visitors shop at the downstairs shopping halls, and upstairs the Michelin two-star restaurant is a well-known gourmet hotspot.
This family-owned business is not new to specialty food — in the 1800s Dallmayr was a designated purveyor to 15 royal courts of Europe, including the Royal Bavarian Court, and still supplies royalty and celebrities around the world.
Coffee is one of Dallmayr’s signature lines. In the 1930s, the Dallmayr heirs decided to expand their coffee business and partnered with coffee specialist Konrad-Werner Wille from Bremen. Their goal was to offer Dallmayr shoppers the top quality coffee then only served in cafes and restaurants for consumption at home. Wille traveled to Africa in search of the best coffee beans available, ending his journey in Ethiopia, considered the birthplace of the coffee bean. There, in the fertile southern provinces of Sidamo and Harrar, he found some of the world’s finest Arabica beans.
Today, Dallmayr is the world’s largest importer of washed Arabica beans from East Africa. Dallmayr’s coffee tastemaster samples as many as 200 cups a day, evaluating each shipment before determining the optimum blends from exclusive growing areas in Africa, Asia, and South and Central America. Dallmayr’s signature brand Prodomo (“for the home”), a full-bodied coffee with a mild finish and a stomach-friendly low acid content, is one of Germany’s leading premium coffee brands.
Dallmayr’s Prodomo, Crema d’Oro, Espresso, Rarities and Decorative Gift Packs can be found in delicatessen shops around the world, including many North American specialty food stores. And their ties to Ethiopia remain strong. For each tin of Dallmayr Ethiopia sold, Dallmayr underwrites the planting of five tree seedlings in arid regions of the country. This reforestation not only improves soil quality, but also ensures the future income of local families.
Premium 100% Arabica highland blends with a full dose of stimulating caffeine, yet a special roasting process eliminates a large number of bitter and irritating substances. Prodomo Decaffeinated is the # 1 choice of German decaf drinkers; Prodomo Naturmild (naturally mild) is a particularly mild and acid-free coffee for those with sensitive stomachs. Available in both whole beans and ground, in 250gr (8.8 oz.) and 500gr (17.6 oz.) packs and tins.
Standard and Classic are ideal entry-level coffees for price-conscious connoisseurs who want to enjoy Dallmayr’s unrivalled quality. These coffees offer an aromatic and powerful flavor. Sonderklasse is a distinguished composition of the finest Arabica highland coffees with an unmistakable aroma and full-bodied taste.
For true coffee aficionados, Dallmayr offers specialty varieties from the world’s most prestigious highland coffee regions, such as Sul de Minas (Brazil), Arabica grown on mountain sloped in the fertile soil of Minas Gerais; Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) famous for outstanding Arabica grown at high altitude in nutrient-rich volcanic soil; and Neiva (Columbia), a noble Arabica with a delicate citrus note and a tangy fresh aroma. These varieties are rare and available only on special order.
For the coffee connoisseur who loves a strong Italian-style brew without irritation to the stomach, the d’Oro line of Cremas and Espresso offers compositions of exquisite coffee varieties, gently roasted to yield a trademark golden-brown and silky-smooth crema. Espresso Monaco is a gently roasted, sophisticated espresso with a light body and fine aroma carrying echoes of chocolate to form a delicately acidic note. Perfect for preparing barista quality caffè crema or Schümli in fully automatic coffee machines or espresso makers, as well as cappuccino or latte macchiato.
A great present or thank you gift for holidays and other special occasions, each gift tin contains Dallmayr’s highest quality coffee: Prodomo, Dallmayr ‘s perfectly refined premium coffee, in the blue tin. Ethiopian Crown, in the red tin, a single variety, single origin coffee from the fertile highlands of Ethiopia, predominantly harvested in the jungle from wild-growing coffee trees, or in small, rural plantations. This product supports Dallmayr’s reforestation projects in Ethiopia. San Sebastian, in the green tin, from the fertile slopes of the Fuego volcano in the highlands of Guatemala. Its extraordinary quality is coveted by coffee roasters around the world. Spicy, with a subtle hint of chocolate. Dyawa Antara, in the brown tin, offers harmonious blends from India, Java and Papua New Guinea. Each season Dallmayr experts secure the highest quality beans from these regions, often true rarities only available in small quantities. With subtle hints of cocoa and tobacco. Available in 500gr (17.6 oz.) and 250 gr. (8.8 oz.) tins.