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Bruno Dalla Corte was one of the most innovative minds in the development of the modern espresso machine.
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Bruno Dalla Corte, 1929–2014

On Saturday, December 13, the specialty-coffee world lost one of the great ones: Bruno Dalla Corte passed away after a long struggle with disease. He was 85. Bruno was perhaps known best for two great accomplishments in the espresso-machine engineering world: the development of La Spaziale in 1969, and the … Read more →

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Remembering Emelyne Smith

My heart broke clear in half when I learned that bright, sweet Emelyne Smith had taken her own life last Wednesday in New York City. She was only 31 years old. I got to know Emelyne—or Emmy as her friends called her—through email and over the phone. An aspiring journalist, … Read more →

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Rest In Peace Christina Furr

The way we come into contact with people through the specialty coffee industry is wild and wonderful: you can reach out to almost anyone armed with only your passion for coffee, and a certain trust is immediate. That’s the way I felt when Christina Furr emailed me for the first … Read more →