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Mumac museum among the protagonists of Cosmos Coffee in Munich

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BINASCO (Milan), Italy – Mumac – The Cimbali Group’s coffee machine museum is one of the protagonists of “Cosmos Coffee“, an exhibition dedicated to the world of coffee (from cultivation to processing, from shipment to preparation and consumption) at Deutsches Museum in Munich from 4th July 2019 to 31st May 2020.

The Cimbali Group’s museum, the largest permanent exhibition dedicated to the history, culture, technology and design of professional espresso coffee machines, will be present with seven important exhibits at the event organised by the world’s most important museum of science and technology, providing a complete knowledge experience on the “universe of coffee”.

Specifically, this collaboration has enabled the addition of some truly significant machines to the exhibition: from the Ala, the first horizontal machine made by LaCimbali in the ‘40s, to La Pavoni D.P. 47, also referred to as “La Cornuta” (“The Horned”) due to its dispenser units’ special shape, considered to be the most valuable collectable model of espresso coffee machine, a veritable metal sculpture which runs on vapour, with only two models left in the world, to the 4-group Faema E61 from the ‘60s, an iconic element of the coffee world which revolutionised extraction.

La Cornuta (credits: Matteo Valle)

The full list of works at Deutsches Museum, complete with descriptions and photographs, is available on the MUMAC website.

Faema E61 (credits:

Exhibits loaned out by MUMAC for the “Cosmos Coffee” exhibition, developed across six sessions (biology, chemistry, technology, economy, culture and ecology) in an immersive and interactive journey of sensory and scientific discovery of this beverage, are part of the “loans project” which the museum has embraced in order to spread the sector’s culture and share its own heritage with major bodies and institutions throughout the world.

La Cimbali Ala (credits: Matteo Valle)

One of the most recent initiatives was the loaning of “La Cornuta” for the retrospective dedicated to Gio Ponti at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs at the Louvre, Paris (19th October 2018 – 5th May 2019) and the loaning of La Cimbali Pitagora, the only espresso coffee machine in the world to have won the “Compasso d’oro” (the longest running and most authoritative design prize), for the important monographic exhibition dedicated to Achille Castiglioni hosted by the Triennale in Milan (6th October 2018- 20th January 2019).


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