In 1927 Giuseppe Bambi invents 'La Fiorenza'. This is when Espresso Coffee Machines begin to make their mark in Italian Bars.
In 1939 Giuseppe designed a revolutionary Coffee machine with a horizontal boiler called the Marus. The reduced height of the device gave the Barista more chances to interact with clients.
In 1959 Giuseppe's two sons, Piero and Bruno, drive their Alfa Romeo Van around Florence. The van was a traveling showroom that sold La Marzocco's espresso machines.
At the Accademia of Espresso, you can book a Guided tour on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to learn about La Marzocco's rich history. The Guided tour tells the story of La Marzocco Coffee Machines. A family-run artisanal business that has become famous worldwide. Thanks to the genius and insight of Piero Bambi.
The Coffee Tasting session includes a degustation and understanding of coffee variations. Gain insight and knowledge of the seed-to-cup process. Learn about the fascinating world of Coffee.
A knowledgeable and passionate barista will take you on a true journey of coffee. After your tasting, check out the roasting machines and coffee bean museum that showcases roasters worldwide.
Accademia del Espresso is located in the foothills of Florence. The original La Marzocco Factory in the 1960s has been transformed into a hub. A serene space where you can learn, taste, and discover the world of true artisans of Coffee Making.
“Everything rises and falls on leadership, and it is not a hierarchy. Leadership is about inspiring others to be great. The leader is not the one who climbs the mountain solo, but the one who takes everybody to the top, gives a hug to everyone who gets there and goes back walking at the pace of the slowest.” - Guido Bernardinelli, CEO of La Marzocco