Domori Chocolate Maker


Domori was founded by the creative mind and passion for nature, gastronomy and cocoa of Gianluca Franzoni who, in 1993, after his studies in Economics & Business, arrived in Venezuela and, fascinated by the magic of cocoa, decided to develop a business model to reposition fine cacao.

Franzoni lived in the field for three years. He experimented with different varieties and post-harvest processing in order to preserve Venezuela’s biodiversity and prevent the extinction of a particularly extra-fine quality cacao: CRIOLLO.

The name “DOMORI” was born out of love for 17th-century Venice, a symbol of trade, travel and adventure. In Venetian dialect, "domori" means “Due Mori” (two moors), a typical expression that refers to the two statues that mark the time on the large bell at the top of the clock tower in Piazza San Marco. 

Today the company is based in None, just outside Turin. Since 2006, Domori is part of the Illy SpA Group whose president is Riccardo Illy.  

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