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Italian company acquires controlling interest in Spreafico Automation and Tecmar to solidify its new Coffee Hub services. Read more

News

Lavazza Group, one of Italy’s leading coffee manufacturing companies, has acquired the beverage division of Mars Inc. Read more

Coffee Report

Bialetti Industrie S.p.A., maker of the iconic Italian Moka Express coffee pot, recently signed an agreement with Och-Ziff Capital Investments, LLC, to provide as much as €40 million (about $45 million) and help restructure the company. Read more

Coffee Report

Spreafico Automation recently moved into a new headquarters in Calolziocorte, Italy. The facility consolidates machine design and assembly and includes a fully automated warehouse, workshop, and offices. Read more

Equipment

Starbucks Opens in Italy

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Starbucks opened its much-anticipated Reserve Roastery in Milan, Italy, today to choruses of cheers and critiques. Read more

Coffee Report

La Marzocco, a leader in espresso machine manufacturing, celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2018 with a 120-page history  “The Story of La Marzocco.” Read more

Coffee Report

Coffee machine manufacturer EVOCA SpA and Keurig Green Mountain announced a partnership to produce the Keurig K4000 Café System, a new cafe beverage solution in the away from home (AFH) channel. Read more

Equipment

Creating a New Coffee Culture in Italy

Photo by Dan Shryock

Millions of espressos are served across Italy every day but few people are drinking single-origin arabica. The Specialty Coffee Association in Italy and a dedicated contingent of importers, roasters and café owners are trying to changing that. Read more

Features

Starbucks’ Arrival May ‘Wake Up’ Italy

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Starbucks’ announcement that it would open a roastery in Milan prompted skepticism in the mainstream media. In an informal survey, however, Italian importers, roasters, and café owners, support for the retailer’s arrival was nearly unanimous. Read more

Features

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. Read more

News

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

Equipment

HostMilano Registrations up 11%

GIORGIO PEROTTINO

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

Coffee Report

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

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

Coffee Report

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

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. Read more

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. Read more

Equipment

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