La Marzocco Australia has appointed Barry Moore as its new General Manager.
“My passion for coffee was ignited twenty years ago when I first tasted an espresso extracted through a Linea Classic,” Barry says.
“From that point onwards, I became loyal to La Marzocco and have always used them as the machine of choice in the different businesses in which I have operated.”
Barry has recently moved with his family to Australia from London, where he spent the past seven years as Performance Director of workplace catering company Gather & Gather.
“Having previously lived in Sydney for nine years, and with family in Melbourne, Australia feels as much like home as the United Kingdom does,” Barry says.
“I [am] a massive fan of the Australian coffee/casual dining scene and in my last role [in London], we would use the Australian café experience as our aspiration – using a network of regional specialty roasters with coffee becoming our hero unique selling point – with La Marzocco always being on the bench.”
Gather & Gather’s business is UK and Ireland-wide, with 300 locations and a team of 2500, serving approximately 40 million meals and 10 million espresso-based drinks per annum with clients including LinkedIn, Sky, Vodafone, and Warner Music.
“When I learnt about the GM role, I was obviously very intrigued. I visited the factory in Florence and met the senior leadership team. What I found was a business that had an exceptional culture in terms of how it cares for its people and customers. Although 92 years old, there is a youthful vibrancy and a relentless hunger to improve the coffee making process with significant effort and investment in product improvement and research and development,” Barry says.
“I have joined an amazing team here in Australia, many being highly regarded industry experts, and with [an] incredible support from Florence; I look forward to working with our customers and the industry in helping supporting their businesses and continuing to champion excellence in specialty coffee.”
For more information, visit au.lamarzocco.com