La Marzocco has opened the doors of Accademia del Caffè Espresso, its centre for cultural, educational development and research that aims to build a sustainable future of espresso coffee.
The Accademia del Caffe Espresso, housed in La Marzocco’s industrial building in Florence, Italy, was home to the company’s factory from 1959 to 2009. The so-called “Officina” or workshop, was managed by the company’s founding fathers, Giuseppe and Bruno Bambi, and then by Piero, alongside a small group of craftsmen.
Today, the space offers opportunities and platforms to connect, educate, and champion the international coffee community towards a sustainable future.
The space opens with an original Bambi Bar from 1959 where La Marzocco’s team serves a blend reminiscent of an Italian espresso from the 1970s.
An indoor coffee plantation surrounded by a selection of plants offers knowledge of the origin of coffee and its complexity, the production chain, and the challenges it represents.
La Marzocco’s heritage is on display in an exhibition area. A timeline reflects the long journey of the company’s design and technology.
A fully equipped Accademia Bar showcases La Marzocco’s best technology and products in terms of efficiency and quality, providing a space to experiment with coffee machines, to learn and to advance.
Areas are included dedicated to experimental workshops and international courses and certifications.