R. Torre & Co. blends flavored syrups for sale to food service clients all over the world. The company s Torani has been a part of caf culture for decades. The popularity of specialty drinks and the support of Torre retailers have helped make it the No. 1 specialty syrup brand. Millions of Americans, and now cafe goers in international cities, enjoy Torani in their favorite beverages. The company got its start in 1925, when Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre began blending syrups from their Italian homeland in the back of their North Beach, Calif., grocery store. They then introduced the classic Italian soda to local caf owners.