“Shall we meet for coffee?” In Naples, this invitation is made of substance, not simply out of habit, but has an added value. It represents a social ritual with ancient roots, which even today, in contrast to the restless daily life, urges us to sof-fer for a moment. First for there dutifully hot cup and then for the naturalness found in the exchange and dialogue, whether frivolous chatter or profound ideas. In front of a good coffee we unite beyond the differences whether they are social, ethnic and economic, this has no relevance but rather binds people with a common gesture.

We will focus our research on the socio-cultural value of the “black gold” in Naples focusing on the re-educational and recuperative project of the women prisoners of the Lazzarelle cooperative through the story of their experience not only of production but of the relationship in their daily life with coffee and all the memories even of the most personal ones related to it. Our purpose is,therefore, to enhance the essential values on which the pyramid of the Mediterranean diet is based, including conviviality, sustainability, and tradition; values that the Lazzarelle cooperative has been committed to observing since 2010.

Interiew by: Lorenzo Fedele
Video by: Roberta Granata, Giuliana Maria Sole Fabrizio
Video Editing by: Roberta Granata, Giulia D’Argenzio
Document by: Roberta Granata, Lorenzo Fedele, Giulia D’Argenzio, Giuliana Maria Sole Fabrizio
Subtitle ita/eng by: Roberta Granata, Lorenzo Fedele, Giulia D’Argenzio, Giuliana Maria Sole Fabrizio
Translation by: Roberta Granata
MedEatResarch – Center of Social Research on the Mediterranean Diet of the University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa, head by Marino Niola and Elisabetta Moro
Realized: 17/05/2024

Anna Cozzolino

Anna Cozzolino

Year: 13/09/1978
City: San Giorgio a Cremano (Napoli)
Education: High School graduation
Profession: Bartender
Language: Italian

Video table of contents

00:00 Introduction
00:36 Anna's presentation and first experiences in the Lazzarelle
02:50 The Lazzarelle coffee blend
03:25 Anna's role in the roasting process
04:24 Anna's special childhood memories
06:08 Strength is in the Work
09:55 The roastery is all woman
10:30 The emancipation of women in the world of coffee
13:20 The Coffee Break
13:49 The importance of the blend
14:45 The Secret of Lazzarelle Coffee
15:23 The bistro opportunity
16:24 The chance to start afresh

Geographic information

Country: IT
Region: Campania
Città: Napoli
Altitude: 64 m s.l.m

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