SCARPERIA, Florence, Italy – In 1939, La Marzocco developed and patented the first coffee machine with a horizontal boiler, now an industry standard. This was the first of a series of important innovations, later to include the dual-boiler system with saturated brewing groups.
With a commitment to create the finest in class specialty coffee equipment for the benefit of people and the industry, plus a deep-rooted respect for original thinking and ground breaking innovation, La Marzocco has made it a habit to team up with smaller brands and help to expand the reach of its inventions to the world.
Since its launch, La Marzocco has helped Pete Southern, the inventor of the game-changing Push tamper and founder of Clockwork Espresso, to do just that.
First seen in beta version when Maxwell Colonna Dashwood used the ‘adjustable, hockey puck-shaped tamper’ in his WBC 2015 routine (receiving perfect tamping scores), Push became famous for increasing consistency and guaranteeing a perfectly level tamp every time.
With rumors that Push also had unexpected ergonomic benefits for baristas, La Marzocco enabled an open-access scientific study which went on to prove Push’s significant ergonomic benefits.
La Marzocco has now listed the Push tamper on their online store. Pete Southern said “It is a privilege that La Marzocco wants to put their own logo, a world accepted mark of quality, alongside ours on the PUSH tamper.
And their request to work with us, promoting the original innovation, rather than copying our invention is credit to their values as a company and commitment to the industry.”
CEO of La Marzocco International, Guido Bernardinelli, stated “We are proud to aid Clockwork Espresso in delivering an innovative product to our community.
The Push tamper is revolutionary, providing an ergonomic way to improve quality while preserving the health of the barista.”
A limited run of La Marzocco edition Push Tampers are available exclusively through the La Marzocco online store.