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Astoria and Loacker: the perfect combination of art and flavour


The first café barista championship organised by Loacker in Bolzano, Northern Italy, was a great success. Astoria was pleased to support the event by providing the entrants with its best competition-level coffee machine, Plus4Champions.

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Daniele Bitto wins Astoria’s heat of the Espresso Italiano Champion


Astoria has once again brought good luck to Daniele Bitto, a barista with many years’ experience and a barista trainer by profession.

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Astoria’s Plus4Champions is the official machine of the Loacker Latte Art Competition


The competitions devoted to the art of Italian coffee have no more secrets for Astoria Macchine per Caffé.

Having definitively won the professionals of specialty coffee over in the finals of the two prestigious contests organized by World Coffee Events: the World Latte Art Championship and the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship. Astoria, leading manufacturer of espresso machines and founding partner of the National Italian Espresso Institute (INEI), will participate in the first Loacker Latte Art competition with its flagship competition model par excellence.

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