Supply and demand are the bottom line in business, and dancing along the dividing line between the two is often where smart business owners find their biggest challenges. With Christmas around the corner, many small businesses will be familiar with the difficulty of matching the amount of product they can realistically produce with the increasing demand from customers.

It’s a great problem to face when demand outstrips the speed with which you can create your product, and this is precisely what has happened to the fantastic La Marzocco coffee machines.

La Marzocco Commercial Coffee Machines
La Marzocco Commercial Coffee Machines

A Historic Coffee Maker

Giuseppe Bambi, the creator of the original Marzocco coffee machine, was one of the earliest pioneers of machine-made espressos. He began tinkering with steam generators and tall boilers in the early twentieth century, producing a few designs with his brother Bruno, known as the Fiorenza, before creating a prototype he was proud to claim as his own. This machine he stamped with a Florentine symbol of victory and triumph, a seated lion along with a Florentine lily, or Marzocco.

Then, as now, demand for espresso coffee in Italian cafes was growing steadily, and in 1939, Bambi patented the first espresso machine with a horizontal boiler, enabling the creation of several cups of espresso at once. This horizontal chassis style is familiar to modern coffee machine users.

The war and fascism brought a halt to manufacturing and design, and it wasn’t until the 1950s that the Marzocco machine evolved once more to produce the crema style espressos we’re familiar with today.

Since then, the company has weathered numerous storms (financial, political and literal) and in 1995, they began to produce coffee makers for the international market. The company is still based in Florence and produces every machine on site using the latest machinery, design technology and coffee-making expertise. This desire to keep tight control of quality at their existing Florentine factory means they have chosen to keep production numbers small. That’s why La Marzocco coffee makers are no longer available to buy online.

Café Ideas And La Marzocco

The good news is that, despite this desire to keep production values and quality constant, La Marzocco is still keen to make its award-winning coffee makers available to catering companies, cafes and coffee houses throughout the world. Café Ideas is delighted to offer La Marzocco coffee makers directly to our customers.

These extremely specialised espresso machines are the best coffee makers available, and they are in high demand from coffee aficionados across Australia. Contact our sales team to discuss the La Marzocco coffee makers we currently have in stock, lead times for delivery, specifications and prices.

The Café Ideas team can be contacted by telephone on 1300 22 33 43 or by email at, or stop in today to see these extraordinary machines for yourself. Our Chippendale showroom is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 to 2:00.