MILAN – Baristas and coffee lovers flocked to Dalla Corte’s “Designed for a better coffee experience” stand over the three days of the World of Coffee event in Budapest.
There were all sorts of attractions for the numerous visitors, many of whom ended their visits with a selfie in front of the wall illustrating Dalla Corte’s core values.
The DC Pro Rebel range was officially presented: designer Massimo Dibitonto took inspiration from the helmets and motorbikes at top international competitions to give a Racing machine on the counter an original, attractive look.
Meanwhile, stunning visuals were also on show during the performances of the 15 outstanding entrants in the Latte Art contest.
Their creations have been posted on the Dalla Corte Facebook page and the one that gets the most “likes” by 4th July will win a flight to the World Barista Championship in Seoul from 9 to 12 November.
The Italian Latte Art finalists Giuseppe Musiu and Simone Guidi were on hand to share tips on modern techniques and discuss the latest trends in the field.
Proof of Taste
With assistance from Simone Guidi, the DC coffee pro Johnny Jeon introduced onlookers to digital flow regulation for extraction, which is designed to bring out the best of coffee aromas and was demonstrated using the four Mina machines provided for visitors.
Numerous roasters sought to find the ideal settings for pre-infusion (the most important stage, during which the majority of aromas develop) and extraction as they carried out Proofs of Taste on their own coffees.
Subsequently, the modular Mina SmartBar system made its official market debut. Featuring two or three Mina machines and two or three Max coffee grinders, it is an innovative package that is bound to make an impact.
It offers a new, creative way to set up one or more coffee corners and a level of flexibility that a single traditional machine with a number of units could never match.
Coffee in Good Spirits
The exploration of new avenues of taste continued with a look at temperature using the evo2. Simone Guidi was back at work, this time alongside Elisabetta Paviglianiti.
As always, the traditional Proof of Taste with different extraction temperature settings produced astonishing results.
Altering the temperature by just a few tenths of a degree led to radical changes in the cup.
There were also a number of interesting, mouth-watering demonstrations of coffee-based alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails by the Monin coffee expert Joseph El Khoury.
Now all that’s left to do is take a look at the decorations on Facebook and pick the entry that you think deserves to win a trip to Seoul.
Official Facebook page: @dallacorteespressosystem