Our Story – Ispirare Coffee was started by Amber Rizzo, who while traveling with her husband would visit local coffee shops. The Rizzo’s fell in love with the experiences and nuances of great coffee. They realized coffee has two superpowers, it comforts the soul, and invigorates the mind. So many of life’s special moments happen over coffee. They had the desire to do something in coffee, and 2013, they went to coffee school in Italy. They decided opening a coffee shop didn’t make sense for them, but realized becoming a roaster would be their best option. They spent a year working on their initial coffee blends, as they wanted to create unique consistent blends, that would appeal to all coffee drinkers. In April of 2017 they officially launched Ispirare Coffee with the goal of creating truly inspirational coffees, for all of life’s moments.

Our Mission – To share exceptional coffees, aka “inspirational coffees” with the world. The truth is most people still have only tried a few, likely unremarkable coffees. We believe everyone should experience the nuances of great coffee. Through a lot of hard work and innovation we developed our exceptional specialty coffee & espresso blends. They’re designed to be complex, yet smooth, and to provide both comfort and inspiration for your day.

Our Values – As a company we want to be as inspirational as our coffees. We both grew up in economically depressed Western Pennsylvanian towns, and believe that success is not measured by what you get, by what you give. We’re committed to using our resources to help create inspirational moments in the communities we operate.


Work With Us: We sell coffees to high-end restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops. The quality of our coffee is most important to us, so we’re extremely selective about the businesses we work with. However we greatly appreciate the people and places who serve and sell Ispirare Coffee. Our company is committed to not only promoting, but to also help them deliver a great experience to their customers. If you’re interested in selling our coffees with our “Work With Us” page or please contact us to setup a tasting.

Stories and Articles:
Made in Pgh – “An Intimate Interview with Ispirare Coffee
Good Food Pittsburgh – “13 Pittsburgh Coffee Roasters You Should Know About
Lilburghers – “Local and Inspirational
theCoffeeeLady -“Italian for inspire

Contact Us: We are based in historic Kittanning, Pennsylvania. For more information about our site or for press inquires please contact us at ispirarecoffee@gmail.com. You’re also encouraged to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

Want us to review your coffee: We’d love the chance to share your coffee with the world. If you’re interested in having us review your coffee, please contact us at ispirarecoffee@gmail.com.

Thank You!
Mike & Amber


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