Carnegie Mellon University

Cup of Gold

January 01, 2009

Amy Enrico's Cup of Gold

Mandi Semple
  • Director of Marketing, Student Affairs
  • 412-268-3437

In Italian, “tazza d’oro” means “cup of gold.” Lucky for Carnegie Mellon University, Tazza D’Oro, located in Rohr Café at the Gates and Hillman Centers, has been serving up cups of gold to campus customers since 2010.

Owner and operator of Tazza D'Oro, Amy Enrico is the owner and operator of Tazza D’Oro, which first opened in Pittsburgh in 1999 and is recognized as one of the best espresso bars in Pittsburgh. Amy attributes Tazza’s success to four key elements:

  • Intense coffee and espresso training for Tazza’s baristi
  • Purchasing and carefully preparing the finest coffee, roasted by Counter Culture Coffee
  • Sourcing over 80% of food and milk purchases from local, independent vendors and farms
  • Tazza’s amazing community of customers and community partners

Get to know Amy, read about Tazza's direct trade practices, learn where she purchases her locally-sourced ingredients, and watch a video about pour-over coffee.