Thank You Terry and Kelly, and a hearty Congratulations!

24 02 2012

A few words from our CEO, Kent Bakke:

“I would like to give a formal and sincere tribute to Terry Z (as he is most famously know) for all the contributions that he has made to our world of espresso coffee.  Terry has been a long time creative energy in providing leadership, innovation, passion and invention. His company, Espresso Parts, has been a valuable source for exotic, custom espresso machine creations, spare parts, coffee expertise and an often driving force in supporting a myriad of coffee activities.  I would be remiss without also acknowledging is dear partner and wife, Kelly.  Together they created a special place and special family in Espresso Parts.  On behalf of many of us in the industry, Thank You Terry and Kelly and a hearty Congratulations!  I am proud to be counted among your  many friends.” My best, Kent Bakke

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Reverse+Rewind: La Marzocco Out of the Box Berkeley

2 03 2011

Ok folks… it’s been way over a month since La Marzocco Out of the Box took the Bay Area by storm and, finally, here it is, a pictorial and cinematographical review of the event.

Flickr images here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lamarzoccousa/sets/72157625946787439/

A short music video summary of Out of the Box featuring LM USA’s very own, Luke Steitz, in his hip hop group Token Folk.

Complete video of the keynote presentation, with presentation by Chris Baca, welcome by Kent Bakke, and the keynote by Jerry Baldwin.





STRADA Global Debut @ Caffe Culture/WBC

18 06 2010

Going to SCAE’s Caffe Culture next week? Be sure to check out the official unveiling of the new STRADA pressure profiling espresso machines and Vulcano grinders next Wednesday, June 23 @ 3pm at Stand K100. Presented by none other than Kent Bakke!

PRESS RELEASE

STRADA SPECS





Classic La Marzocco Collection

19 01 2010

Kent keeps a large private collection of antique espresso machines, including, of course, La Marzoccos, La San Marocos, Gaggia, La Pavoni, and more. Recently, we’ve moved some of them out of storage for safekeeping in the warehouse. Some of the more interesting machines are now on display in our future showroom. Here’s a small sample:

La Marzocco Vulcano grinder, 1968-80. Awarded the "Decorative and Industrial Arts" prize at the 24th Triennale di Milano exhibition.

La Marzocco Vulcano, produced 1968-80. Awarded the "Decorative and Industrial Arts" prize at the 24th Triennale di Milano exhibition.

3 group La Marzocco Mondial "2" Series, produced 1953-58.





Seattle Espresso: A 25 Year Retrospective, 1978-2003

20 08 2009
"Seattle Espresso", a presentation by Kent Bakke in 2003

"Seattle Espresso", a presentation by Kent Bakke in 2003

Still settling in in the old Franke building and going through old files… and guess what we’ve found?! An old presentation by Kent Bakke on “Seattle Espresso: A 25 Year Retrospective, 1978-2003”. It was probably used for Kent’s presentation at SCAA 2003. Quite an interesting, if not hilarious, read, especially if you enjoy disco and CHiPs. Enjoy!

Flashback to 1978