Our Legacy

"My father started more businesses than I can count and gave me my first business cards when I was six. Throughout my life, our Unimatic kept us at the breakfast table for hours talking about business, life and people. As I became older, I realized that it was those conversations that made me who I am and that gave me an unshakable sense of confidence. I realized how invaluable his teachings were to my own success and how few entrepreneurs have been raised with this mentality. Now, getting to put the Unimatic on the tables of others, inspired me to go a step further and educate young entrepreneurs the way he educated me… over coffee."
Elisabeth Cardiello, Owner Caffe Unimatic
Owner, Caffè Unimatic

Brave Conversations Over Coffee

We believe that brave conversation is what will allow us to overcome some of the most complex and divisive issues that we face today. Sharing ourselves and truly understanding others is the next necessary evolution in our culture and holds the key to our path forward. The Unimatic was always in the center of our table, as if she was "hosting" our conversations. Now, her legacy is to inspire and "host" yours. Learn more.

Legacy Out Loud

Legacy Out Loud has created the methodology that is building the next generation of confident young women leaders, entrepreneurs and change makers. Launched at the UN's celebration of Women's Entrepreneurship Day in 2015, this organization has already transformed the lives of girls around the country and been recognized by a TEDx Talk called The Most Powerful Question You Never Considered. Watch talk.

Unimatic University

We're building an army, fueled by great coffee! Students want to learn where they fit into the world and how to use their voice impactfully, so we've taken a module of Legacy Out Loud's curriculum and built an experiential program that teaches communication blended with real world experience, while spreading our coffee far and wide!

The Wagner Fund

Since 2010, The Cardiello Fund for Entrepreneurship has been a mission to recognize and empower young entrepreneurs at Wagner College. Caffè Unimatic contributes towards the annual award distributed to aspirational students with proven capabilities. Paying tribute to Peter Cardiello, this fund advocates his personal mantra "what the mind can conceive, the mind can achieve".
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What the Unimatic family is saying…

"Thank you so much, I happened to see the program on Netflix called Coffee for All. As you refer to my net coffee pot as a "her" she will be appropriately named "Grace" after my grandmother who gave me my first percolator coffee pot at the age of 18. Now as I brew coffee in the mornings I will think of my grandparents more often."

- Joe, family member of Unimatic #392

"I am truly happy with the Unimatic. A perfect cup of coffee and the story that goes with it even makes it more enjoyable."

- David, family member of Unimatic #418

Thank you dearest Elisabeth for being the much needed catalyst for change. For sharing your remedy for our home life that has been suspended after much trial and trauma. We laughed, shared, marveled and lingered the table discussing your father’s creation. We spent time together as a family, enjoying the newness of what is usually the mundane. Creating your shared legacy... a cup of coffee. The Unimatic made our house a home... long gone are the quick days of the Keurig or nearest coffee shop. We look forward to spending tomorrow morning with Brunetta.

- Monica, family member of Unimatic #329