ITALY - Towards the end of 2014, the coffee industry lost a passionate leader. Bruno Dalla Corte spent more than 65 years tending to, designing, and selling espresso equipment. His name was known to many — employers such as Faema and La Cimbali, and an extensive list of manufacturing and marketing partners throughout the industry.
He teamed up with his son Paolo over 40 years, a working relationship that spanned multiple companies and through which they sold thousands of units together. In 2001, the pair founded Dalla Corte. The firm built a new plant, designed what was to become the first of a new line of multiple boiler espresso machines.
According to a statement shared by the family on the Dalla Corte website, Bruno Dalla Corte “… was present at every single dc campus and at Host 2013, where many affectionate baristas ‘invaded’ Dalla Corte’s booth and surrounded him to reward and thank him for all he had done.”