If you are a coffee aficionado, you've heard of La Marzocco. A hands-down favorite among baristas, these high-end espresso machines can be found in cafés and restaurants worldwide. The venerable company, founded in Florence in 1927 by Giuseppe and Bruno Bambi, still manufactures its machines in Italy but its headquarters are in Seattle, thanks to t...

Today's culture spotlights the food industry. Celebrity chefs, TV reality food competitions, local "foodie" restaurants, and "farm to table" eateries dominate the market drawing regular consumers to become fanatics over what used to be just a cheeseburger. Another phenomenon, not new to the game, is the ever-popular food truck.   From as ear...

by Margalit Fox   Vincent Marotta Sr., who as a creator of the Mr. Coffee machine helped send the percolator the way of the one-horse shay, died on Saturday at his home in Pepper Pike, Ohio. He was 91. His daughter Susan Parente confirmed his death.   One of the first automatic drip coffee makers designed for home use, Mr. Coffee...

The first ever 100% biodegradable coffee capsule was created in Italy, the result of a five year joint research by Lavazza, one of the main coffee producers, and Novamont, a pioneering group in biodegradable plastics. Expo Milano 2015 from May 1 will be a chance to launch the new “green phase” of a market that is quickly moving in the direction of...

Today's culture spotlights the food industry. Celebrity chefs, TV reality food competitions, local "foodie" restaurants, and "farm to table" eateries dominate the market drawing regular consumers to become fanatics over what used to be just a cheeseburger. Another phenomenon, not new to the game, is the ever-popular food truck.   From as ear...

In true Italian style, Segafredo set to open a new, largest location at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens with a Grand Opening Celebration to be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 6:30 – 10:00pm.   A ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Frank C. Ortis, the Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Italy-America Chamber of Comme...

Some argue that the Enlightenment took place in eighteenth-century Europe because, simply, that's when coffee houses first opened. What does that make the Enlightenment? Just one major caffeine buzz. It's true, Italians love their coffee and have so ever since the coffee bean first arrived at the ports in Venezia, brought from the Islamic world in...

By Sarah Berger   As tennis fans strolled around Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City last week, many saw a new, crisp white, green and blue pop-up cafe plopped in the center of the stadium grounds.   Lavazza, an Italian coffee company, was an official sponsor of the U.S. Open tennis tournament for the first time, hoping to attract a...

What would Italy be without "il caffé"?Coffee wasn't invented in Italy, but certainly Italy has created such a unique and powerful coffee culture that it would be easy to think otherwise.   Imagine waking up in an Italian house in the morning and not drinking an espresso or a cappuccino. It sounds like a horror/sci-fi movie where suddenly th...

Coffee is a key part of the Italian culture, but instead of simply spending your trip sipping cappuccini on terraces, why not get a taste for life on the other side of the bar? Florence's Espresso Academyoffers a range of courses including basic, intensive and café latte art, while the Terzi Coffee School in Emilia Romagna offers intimate workshops...