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Neapolitan inspired espresso, slow roasted over an oak wood fire • Equipment sales, service, training • Click here for a behind-the-scenes look:

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It’s Alameda Restaurant Week! Come visit our hometown, the Island City, for a delicious dining deal. We’ve recommended an assortment of local establishments where you can complete your meal with a cup of our oak wood roasted coffee.

1 Asena
2 @PappoRestaurant
3 @Trabocco_Alameda
4 @LinguinisAlameda
5 @Speisekammer
6 @CeraUnaVoltaAlameda
7 @HobNobAlameda
Fancy Food Show-goers! There’s still time to stop by Mr. Espresso’s ➡️ booth 942 ⬅️ for an oak wood roasted espresso, and discuss espresso machines and coffee service solutions for your business! #wffs19
Big congrats to our own John Di Ruocco, Good Food Award Winner with his company’s JACKRABBIT California Olive Oil, Frantoio Variety.⠀
This is the second GFA winner produced under John’s direction. As Mr. Espresso’s VP of Coffee, our Ethiopia Worka was a winner in 2017.⠀
John has, indeed, created an oil of exceptional taste! His process for coffee is similar: He carefully selects high value coffee beans that he views for their potential. He then oak wood roasts to bring out the optimum flavor.⠀
We like to call John our resident “tastemaker”. This latest award reconfirms that byname!

Congratulations to all the GFA Winners. Learn more and @GoodFoodFdn.
Many hands keep ➡️ Fancy Food Show Booth #942 ⬅️ going!⠀
Stop by for a handcrafted espresso drink. Try our dripped coffees. Check out our Faema espresso machines. Just say hi. We’d love to see you! #WFFS19
Attending @SpecialtyFoodAssociation's Winter Fancy Food Show? Be sure to visit us at booth #942. Enjoy our delicious oak wood roasted espresso. See how our Faema espresso machines can provide solutions for your coffee program. Meet Mr. Espresso. The man. The legend.

This annual industry event brings attendees and exhibitors from around the globe for this, the largest hospitality show on the West Coast. Hope to see you there!
On a past visit to Italy, Luigi took this photo @CaffeTorino. It's one of his favorites in the way it depicts the egalitarian nature of Italy's coffee bar culture. A recent pair of articles—the original in @WashingtonPost and a rebuttal on @Treehuggerdotcom's website—addressed the question, "Is Italy a coffee time capsule?" ⠀
So much more can be said. But for now, here's the link to the Treehugger piece with a link to the original Post article:⠀
What are your thoughts?
It’s January—the foodie fest when many of the best Bay Area dining establishments offer fabulous dining deals! The first local restaurant week is #ORW19, Oakland from January 11-20. Make reservations early to avoid disappointment:⠀
May we suggest some of our faves, where you can end your meal with a cup of our own oak wood roasted: @ItalianColorsRestaurant, @MuaOakland, @ACoteRestaurant, @GrandLakeKitchen, @CesarPiedmont, @ShakewellOakland, @ChicanaCooking, @A16Rockridge, @dosabydosa, @Palmento_a_Dopo, @Dona_Tomas
📷 @visitoakland
Diving into 2019 looks like this!

We’re getting ready for the 2019 Winter Fancy Food Show, @specialtyfoodassociation’s B2B trade event. It runs January 13-15 at the newly reopened @MosconeCenter

Are you going? ➡️ Find us at booth 942 ⬅️
Stop by to say hello, enjoy our oak wood roasted coffee, and check out the best in FAEMA espresso machines. With 40 years of experience, we can help you with all your premium coffee service solutions. Hope to see you there!
2018 gave us incredible moments to look back on 40 years, reuniting with old friends and embracing the new. Here are just a few photos from our November celebration at the roastery. We cherish the support of our customers, our friends; WE are YOUR biggest fans! Our only regret was that the limitations of time, space and distance meant many couldn't be with us. We only know that 4 decades could not happen without you. Deepest gratitude.⠀
More from 40 years at #mrespresso40
Photos @thehardywilson
The end of 2018 brought sad news of the passing of Carlos Sanchez, the face of "Juan Valdez" from 1969-2006. As Valdez, Señor Sanchez was an international ambassador for the coffee of Colombia and its producers, represented by the cooperative National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia @cafedecolombia.
During Sanchez’ 37 years in the role, Colombia tripled its coffee exports and established itself as one of the world's top premium coffee producing nations.⠀
In memory of Carlos Sanchez, we are reposting this photo from the first origin trip for John, our VP of Coffee, with the man, the icon. #tbt1997 Medellín, Colombia.

Our deepest condolences to Carlos’ family and those closest to him.
Here’s a New Year’s resolution that you won’t want to break:⠀
🔥 Drink more oak wood roasted espresso
We have a very special gift to you—and you may want to open it now! If you are looking for a delicious coffee drink for your New Year's celebration, our latest recipe book should have it, with or without spirits. ⠀
Here you see an Italian favorite the Bicerin (pronounced bee-cheh-REEN) at its namesake origin @bicerin.1763.torino.

To recreate this yummy treat, we partnered with our friend Umberto Gibin of @PerbaccoSF:⠀
Double Shot Neapolitan Espresso⠀
1½ oz. Thick Hot Chocolate⠀
(combine 1 part hot water & 1 part Guittard Sweet Ground Chocolate)⠀
1½ oz. Heavy Cream⠀
1) Place cocktail shaker in freezer until well chilled, at least 10 minutes.⠀
2) Fill large heatproof glass with very hot water, empty the glass & dry.⠀
3) Add double shot of espresso.⠀
4) While slightly tilting glass, slowly pour in hot chocolate.⠀
5) Remove shaker from freezer. Add heavy cream. Shake vigorously until thick and frothy, at least 20 times.⠀
6) Spoon shaken cream on top of the hot chocolate and espresso mixture. Serve immediately.⠀
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Wishing you & yours a very Happy New Year!