The sixty years of Caffé Mauro's history are rooted in the tireless activity of Mr. Demetrio Mauro. Born in 1905 in Reggio Calabria, he was only 10 years old when he started to work as cabin boy in the ships of the Strait, nurturing in the meantime the great dream of establishing his own business. In 1930, with many sacrifices, he bought his first boat, called "Salvatore Padre", and in 1936 he successfully moved his activities to Africa, to the lands than in that period were Italian colonies, where he established a travel agency. The Second World War events forced him to start from scratch. His adventure started again with a new passion: coffee.