I have been following Marjani Coffee Roasters online for well over a year because I was intrigued that there was a roastery in the land of Lavazza and Illy. However, it still took me a long time to make it out to EUR.
I had gathered that Marjani was truly a one man show – with Alessandro running the shop and doing the roasting. What I didn’t expect was how truly teeny tiny said shop would be.
The coffee bar actually takes up only one (smaller) side of a space that is shared with a popular sandwich counter.
Because Marjani is located in a business district, the coffee shop is only open Monday through Friday, from 6:30 am to 5 pm.
This schedule also made it a bit difficult to check out because I was working similar hours myself. So I also made the semi-mistake of going at lunch time when it seemed all of EUR’s business people were stopping in for a panino and a caffeine pick-me-up.
But if you are into coffee, Marjani Coffee has an impressive set up in such a cozy space.
There’s a Della Corte DC Evo 2 for espresso, as well as a chemex, v60 and aeropress if you want to try coffee in different styles that are a lot harder to find in Rome.
The trick is really to find a time when the shop is quiet enough that you can really savor the small batch roasted coffee.
But Marjani also sources coffee from other specialty roasters around Europe in case the local brand is out for the week.
For a bit of breathing room, stop in when the weather is nice and find a table outside.
Marjani is only a short walk from the EUR Palasport stop on Rome’s Metro B line – so it is a bit outside the center but not all that difficult to to get to!
(But for a more central coffee fix, you can try Tram Depot in Testaccio from April through October).
Marjani Coffee Roaster
Viale Beethoven 43-45
Rome, Italy (EUR)
Open Monday through Friday from 6:30 am – 5 pm. For more information, follow them on Facebook.