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La Marzocco, Allpress Espresso and Friends: Health and Wellness in Speciality Coffee

Updated: Nov 24, 2020

As a key element of the Futureminded event framework, our series of Futureminded Masterclasses will provide delegates with actionable market insights and an opportunity to engage in debate with thought leaders in the food, wellness, and hospitality industries. Featuring a carefully curated line-up of speakers, topics to be discussed include expert guidance on how to attract the attention of major retailers and a review of in-depth research into the way in which covid-19 has re-shaped the wellness industry.

Pre-pandemic, a caffiene pit-stop on the way to work was as much a part of the daily commute for many people as jumping on the tube or stopping by the gym on their way home. Likewise, spending a Sunday morning brunching in a cafe with someone you love and a frothy coffee was a regular feature of the lives of Londoners and beyond. Alas, this world is - for now - on hold.

It's true that 2020 has been a year of unexpected events, and while it has undoubtedly proved challenging for everyone involved in coffee, from the coffee shop owner to the artisan roaster, the industry's resilience has shown the immense benefit of people coming together to support one another. Now, more than ever, talking about mental wellbeing has never been so fundamental in guaranteeing success, both professionally and personally, as we strive to move ahead.

What to expect

In this panel discussion, La Marzocco, Allpress Espresso and Friends will discuss insights that have helped them and their employees stay grounded yet aware of the climate we find ourselves. The team hope to impart moments of success, as well as lessons learned, and encourage an open discussion from viewers in the session.

La Marzocco

Founded in 1927 by Giuseppe and Bruno Bambi, La Marzocco has traditionally specialized in producing high end, hand crafted professional espresso coffee machines geared towards excellence, a quality cup and style. Today, La Marzocco remains an artisan company, while offering important advancements in equipment technology to its customers and the coffee community at large.

Allpress Espresso

Allpress Espresso exist to unite independent thinkers through a great flavour experience. They roast beautiful coffee that you can count on to grow your business, and empower their partners by sharing expertise and providing exceptional training and technical support. Allpress Espresso strive to be independent in everything they do - questioning convention and positioning themselves against the ordinary. They seek real collaborations and partnerships with people who do the same, which is why today Allpress Espresso are lucky enough to supply over 1000 of the world's best cafes.

Natalia Ribbe

Natalia Ribbe, founder of L.O.R (Ladies of Restaurants), a community network facilitating support, inspiration and friendship in the challenging yet rewarding hospitality industry.

Freddie Janssen

The founder of Snackbar LDN, a neighbourhood cafe, urban farm and co-working space in Dalston, London. Freddie previously worked at Michelin-starred Lyle’s as head of marketing and set up F.A.T Pickles.

Get The Boys

Get The Boys are a Community Interest Company based in the heart and soul of West Wales that pride themselves on doing right by our community to help improve mental health within our own community as well as those further afield. In Spring 2019, they officially opened Our Place as a coffee and clothing store, with a drop-in support option available via the “What’s On” board, which ranges from free drug and alcohol support, to counselling and housing support which is open to all who may need some support.

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