STiR interviewed GIMA c.e.o. Lorenzo Maldarelli in October at the company’s Bologna offices to discuss the company’s growth, the recent acquisitions, and the future of single-serve coffee. more

Dec 8, 2017 12:00 AM News

HostMilano Registrations up 11%


HostMilano, the international equipment, coffee and food exhibition, reports an 11% increase in registrations for the October event. more

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

A major Italian coffee roaster has contracted Spreafico and Sepack to develop three new coffee capsule production lines. more

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 AM Equipment

Italian roasting giant Lavazza recently acquired 80% interest in Kicking Horse Coffee, a popular roastery in British Columbia. more

Jul 24, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

The Italian government and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) are working together to improve the quality and brand identity of Ethiopian coffee. If successful, the effort could increase Ethiopian exports and incomes. more

Jun 13, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

The IMA Group has acquired interest in two companies in moves that enhance the company’s holdings in single-serve coffee and coffee processing. more

Jun 9, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Starbucks pulls shot in Italy

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By late 2018, coffee lovers in espresso-mad Milan will be able to get their shot at Starbucks’ Reserve Roastery. more

Mar 2, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

New standards are being developed that will redefine the expectations of a high-quality Italian espresso. more

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Italians celebrate their passions for coffee, cycling and tradition each year during the L’Eroica riding event and festival in Chianti. Coffee machine manufacturer La Marzocco joined the 20th anniversary celebration as an event sponsor. more

Oct 15, 2016 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Bologna-based ACMA has expanded the capacity of its line of capsule filling equipment and added a Miniwrap to reduce the amount of material required for packaging. more

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM Equipment

As consumer demand for single-serve coffee products continues to grow, smaller roasters are looking for a way to enter the market. One Italian packaging machine manufacturer believes it has the solution. more

Aug 16, 2016 12:00 AM Features


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Italian coffee capsule filling equipment manufacturer Spreafico is featuring “smart” solutions a new line of one- to eight-lane fillers. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Equipment

Wine sommelier Vincenzo Donatiello and chef Enrico Crippa are focusing on tea as a connoisseur beverage at the Piazza Duomo Restaurant in Italy’s Piedmont city of Alba. more

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Tea Report

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