SCAA Portland

16 04 2012

Wow, we can hardly believe SCAA is almost here! Here are the details:

WHO/WHAT: Specialty Coffee Association of America Exposition, La Marzocco exhibiting

WHEN: 4/20: 11-5:30pm

4/21: 11-5:30pm

4/22: 11-4pm

WHERE: Booth #3101: Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE ML King Blvd.  Portland, OR 97232

WHY: Because we all like the opportunity to talk, taste, brew and compete with coffee!

Other big deals:

  • We’re very excited to be sharing our booth with an awesome list of GUEST ROASTERS, who will be pulling shots of their coffee from our machines. They’ll be at our espresso bars with LM & Mazzer equipment, and at our brew bar, with equipment from Marco & Mazzer.
  • 2012 World Aeropress Championship (WAC) will be taking place at our brew bar from 11am-4pm Friday!
  • SARAH DOOLEY, our Customer Service & Sales gem will be competing in the United States Barista Competition, first going on Friday at 3:55pm! We can hardly wait to support her as she makes us and Olympia Coffee Roasters quite proud.
  • Co-sponsored PARTIES will take place Friday & Saturday night:
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Noteworthy news coverage kicks off 2012

9 04 2012

We’re honored that several local and national publications have recently profiled La Marzocco and our people.

In February CEO Kent Bakke was featured in the Seattle Times in a story detailing his contribution to the coffee community in Seattle and beyond. The Seattle Times profile was complemented by a company profile of La Marzocco on Gizmodo the same week.

In  March, Seattle Magazine’s special “Best Restaurants” issue named Kent Bakke one of the 70 most powerful players in the Seattle food scene. The list includes “people and institutions who have had – and continue to have – the most substantial impact on how we eat, what we eat, and what we’ll want to eat in the future.”

And be sure to pick up the April/May issue of Barista Magazine. The cover story “Coffee Women of the Pacific Northwest” features our own Sarah Dooley, who focuses on coffee education and community engagement.

We recommend reading while enjoying a Marzocco-crafted beverage. Cheers!





Announcing: Pre-Seasoned Burrs now on Roburs

27 02 2012

We just wanted to share the news that as of now—-EVERY Mazzer Robur grinder that we ship out will come with pre-seasoned burrs – so save your old beans, rice, whatever else you were using to season these guys; it’s now a thing of the past.





New Machine Accessories

1 02 2012

La Marzocco has updated the accessories to be packed with ALL machine models.  The Strada MP, GB/5, FB/80 and GS/3 models, which went into production the week of November 21st, have been packed as indicated below.  The Linea and FB/70 models, which entered into production this week, have also been packed as indicated, and the Strada EP will follow shortly.  We hope you enjoy the new products!

 

Accessories Linea 1-group and GS/3 models:

  • 1 new stainless steel tamper
  • Stainless steel precision filter baskets, 1 each of 4 sizes – 7, 14, 17 and 21 grams

 

Accessories Linea, FB/70, GB/5, FB/80 2 and 3 group models:

  • 1 new stainless steel tamper
  • Stainless steel precision filter baskets, 1 each of the 14, 3 of the 17 and 2 of the 21 gram size

 

Accessories Linea, FB/70, GB/5, FB/80 4 group models:

  • 1 new stainless steel tamper
  • Stainless steel precision filter baskets, 1 each of the 14, 3 of the 17 and 3 of the 21 gram size

 

Accessories Strada MP, both the 2 and 3 group models:

  • 1 new stainless steel tamper
  • Stainless steel precision filter baskets, 1 of the 14, 3 of the 17 and 2 of the 21 gram.  The filter baskets included with the Strada MP are branded with the Strada logo and basket size and will include a printed summary report.

 

Accessories Strada EP, both the 2 and 3 group models:

  • 1 new stainless steel tamper
  • Stainless steel precision filter baskets, 1 of the 14, 3 of the 17 and 2 of the 21 gram.  The filter baskets included with the Strada EP are branded with the Strada logo and basket size and will include a printed summary report.
  • A silver frame branded with the Strada logo

 

Feel free to contact La Marzocco USA for more information.





NWRBC: La Marzocco’s own, Sarah Dooley

25 01 2012

Have to say, we are pretty excited for this weekend. Our own, Sarah Dooley, will be competing in the Northwest Regional Barista Competition. To our knowledge it’s the first time a competitor has competed on behalf of an espresso machine company, versus a roaster.

“Sarah has added a new depth to our team and we are thrilled to have her competing this year; we wish her the best!” – Joe Monaghan

The NWRBC will be held at the Tacoma Convention Center (1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402) Friday through Sunday and is open to the public!

Sarah will be the #15 competitor for the first round (Saturday, going on a little before 1pm).

In her words, she’s “excited to see her friends again, in this setting, and stoked on how the community comes together for the competition.”

Please come and support the competitors, SCAA & Barista Guild of America; hope to see you there!





What does this group have in common?

13 01 2012

They NOW all know how to use a multimeter(!!!).

A great 3-day technical training was just completed here at La Marzocco. The friends joining us this month were Jeff from Defiant Bean Roasters, Paul from Bibo Coffee Co., Bob from Black Coffee Roasting Company, Todd from The French Press, and Jacob.

If you’re interested in joining us the course is held about every month and a half. They do fill up quickly, so contact either Mike Lanz (mikel@lamarzoccousa.com) or Michael Del Gatto (michaeld@lamarzoccousa.com) if interested.

Schedule:

April 10-12

May 8-10

July 10-12

September 11-13

October TBD

December TBD





La Marzocco supports the Good Food Awards

5 01 2012

The Good Food Awards “celebrates the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced.” This year’s Awards Ceremony will be held in the iconic Ferry Building in San Francisco.

The Awards’ categories are beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, pickles, preserves, spirits, and (our favorite), COFFEE. This is the 2nd year La Marzocco has been a proud sponsor for the event and we are very much looking forward to seeing which roasters are recognized to have the most exemplary flavor, in addition to emphasizing fairness and transparency from seed to cup.