Each Saturday I focus on a different artist that I admire. From potters to painters, chefs to collectors, seamstress to songwriters, lifestyle to lovers... anyone who set the paintbrush, pastry brush, hands and heart on fire to create.
Those who inspire art to flow where it may.
I love companies that have a family history, that have stayed true to their beginnings and remain strong throughout the years, creating a tradition. Torani in San Francisco has done just that.
"In 1925, Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre visited family in Lucca, Italy. The two returned home to their native San Francisco with something very important: handwritten recipes, which they used to create authentic flavored syrups.
"These syrups helped Rinaldo and Ezilda reintroduce the Italian soda to their North Beach neighborhood. And the sodas were a hit. Years later, Torani helped record another hit: our syrup was used to create the world’s first flavored latte!"
"Today, we’re a global presence. But even though people all over the world recognize our iconic Torani bottle, we’ve remained a family-owned company -- adhering to the high quality standards that Rinaldo and Ezilda set nearly 90 years ago. Each and every syrup, sauce, and smoothie is created with care and pride. That’s a promise from our entire family -- including the more than 100 members that make up the Torani team."
"Way back we started with just five syrups. Today, you can use more than 100 of our naturally flavored syrups, sauces and beverage bases in coffees, sodas, teas, smoothies, cocktails and more. And we’re excited to bring you new taste traditions and flavors as we move forward."
"We are a family-owned business – we always have been. And that strong sense of family has guided our set of values. We believe we can do something meaningful.
From the moment Rinaldo and Ezilda founded Torani in 1925, our company has focused not only on business, but also on serving the community. We’ve always cared deeply about San Francisco – after all it’s our home. And the city has always supported us. Since our beginnings, we’ve worked with folks in our community to help make it a better place for everyone."
"Mixing their syrup recipes with sparkling waters, 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 oversaw Torani's growth from a small local San Francisco business to an international brand.
Torani can be added to coffee, espresso beverages, cocktails, soda and other beverages."
Via Torani's Website.
Torani flavors are varied:
Cinnamon, hazelnut, peach, amaretto (my favorite), banana, peanut butter, green apple, guava, carmel, huckleberry...
For more information, Click on following highlighted links below:
233 East Harris Avenue
So. San Francisco, California, 94080
Phone us: 1.800.775.1925 or 1.650.875.1200
Hours: Mon - Fri 8am-5pm (PST)
Email us: email@example.com