The partnership with the European Coffee Museums is now renewed by a prestigious collection found in the Republic of Belgium, namely Grootmoeders Koffie – Café Grand-Mère, in the town of Gullegem.
The origins of the company go back to 1935, by the will of progenitor Nestor and his grandchildren. It is now run by the Hanssens family, Patrick and Vinciane with their sons.
In recent years, a collection of important objects has been organized in the Koffiemuseum, which is exhibiting a significant number of specimens used in the Flemish areas.
The Associazione Museo del Caffè di Trieste (aMDC) indeed promotes European partnerships and Belgium will be the eighth country adding up to the network of Coffee Museums. Before Belgium was the turn of Germany in 2004, then Switzerland, Austria, France, Hungary, Holland, Cyprus.
The initiative is currently supported by major national institutions offering their sponsorhip: Prefettura of Triest, Consiglio Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, Autority of Sistema Portuale Adriatico Nord-Orientale, Belgium Consulate, and other entities working on the territory as Associazione Caffè Trieste, Alliance Française, FIPE, Banca Mediolanum, Tipicamente triestino, Il Ponte, Bioest, La Grafica Villa, not to mention the logistics of the TriestEspresso Expo.