1959-2019 the old factory unfolds a new path
where legacy meets vision

Center of Culture

Center of Culture - Accademia del caffè espresso
The Accademia del Caffè Espresso is a center for the advancement and comprehension of the culture of espresso coffee.


Knowledge - Accademia del caffè espresso
The Accademia’s goal is to advance the espresso coffee sector, increase knowledge, competence and responsibility deriving from the meeting of cultures, expertise and skilled work which we encounter each day while sipping our coffee.

Inclusive platform

Inclusive platform - Accademia del caffè espresso
The Accademia del Caffè Espresso comes into being as an open and inclusive platform, aimed at facilitating meetings, exchanging information and encouraging professional as well as personal growth, where different points of view can converge and, through shared values, cultivate the future of coffee.


Coffee especially is a deeply attractive theme, its understanding is imperative also to face the changes we are witnessing: climate and economic changes can be addressed by attenuating both the physical and cultural distances of those who love and breathe coffee, a resource for those who cultivate, work with or consume it.
The desire is to diminish the distance between the past, the present and the future, as well as between art and science, craftsmanship and technology. Indeed, progress signifies evolving while improving, without the taboo of a specific culture or the burden of the past.
Passato Presente Futuro - Accademia del caffè espresso
Passato Presente Futuro - Accademia del caffè espresso
Passato Presente Futuro - Accademia del caffè espresso
Passato Presente Futuro - Accademia del caffè espresso


The Accademia has chosen espresso coffee as its instrument and specific area of research: espresso coffee intended as a means and an end, in all its forms and origins, in the arts and sciences, to multiply everyone's knowledge and safeguard the individual components of the supply chain.
Espresso coffee - Accademia del caffè espresso

Desires to unite

The space at the Accademia (its prerogative) DESIRES TO UNITE every generation to experience coffee culture and its element, to share experiences and, through ideas, generate an active debate on the contemporaneity and sustainable future of this precious plant.
Through a playful and experiential approach, visitors will enter the coffee universe, and become contemporary explorers in its research, education and technology.
Desires to unite - Accademia del caffè espresso

Humanistic model

The Accademia del Caffè Espresso stems from solid foundations, from a company such as La Marzocco with its innovative business mission: a humanistic model, a point of reference for Italian culture around the globe. Accordingly, the Accademia will establish privileged synergies and partnerships with institutions and brands that share this model for progress as well as its common values.

The site

La Marzocco officially opened the doors of its headquarters in Pian di San Bartolo in 1960. Always considered the “workshop” by the shop floor workers, its space is characterized by artisan know-how, and is animated by skilled hands. It is here that La Marzocco was based until 2009, the year the company moved to its current headquarters in Scarperia.
The patient restoration maintains the original structure and architectural design; the content instead is the fruit of fervent research and gathering of abundant proposals which, in these latter years, have been woven into the company’s journey.
And today, it is here that the Accademia del Caffè Espresso intends to carry on with its work.

Visit Accademia

Accademia del Caffè Espresso
Via Bolognese 68
Pian di San Bartolo
50014 Fiesole (Fi), Italy