Housed in the old La Marzocco’s factory, Accademia is a multi-purpose center containing: La Marzocco’s company museum and historical archive, an indoor coffee plantation, research and education laboratories, and the Officine Fratelli Bambi – a workshop dedicated to craftsmanship and artistry, producing bespoke espresso machines.
For those who are interested in the pleasure of visiting our facilities, learning about our history and the traditions of Handmade in Florence since 1927, or deep diving into the technology behind the espresso machine and rituals, of exploring the world and people of coffee well as take part in a more expanded “La Marzocco Experience”… the Accademia Del Caffè Espresso is the place to be; it is the old factory that unfolds a new path where legacy meets vision.
Visits to Accademia are by reservation only. We organise interactive tours on week days (Monday-Tuesday / Thursday-Friday) by appointment only.
Accademia del Caffè Espresso
Via Bolognese 68
Pian di San Bartolo
50014 Fiesole (Fi), Italy
Should you be traveling by car, please click HERE to view the map, and see the below details for Taxi and Transfer services:
Radio Taxi – Tel. 055 4242
PRIVATE TRANSFER “Capcosepuri”
Telephone: +39 055 4361900
The Accademia can be reached by public transit taking bus number 25 A from the Florence center at Piazza San Marco – Via La Pira stop.
The bus departs from via La Pira at 9:28am most weekdays and arrives in front of the Accademia (stop “I Cipressini” – make sure to tell the driver you need to get off at this stop) at 9:50am.
The journey through Accademia’s Museum is the first contact with the amazing world of espresso coffee. The visitor walks through the historical building, accompanied by specialised guides on the discovery of the main elements contributing to the creation of espresso coffee, each in its own unique way.
History, technology, and biology mingle in a spectacular, interdisciplinary narrative that involves all the senses.
The museum tour can be complemented by a coffee tasting. The tasting session consists of degustation of various seasonal coffee variations. Instructors also dive into the description of the seed-to-cup process, offering insight into the fascinating world of coffee.
Accademia is open to the public for guided tours, from those experiencing a first contact with the world of coffee, to in-depth courses catering to both professionals and amateurs. Make a reservation to partake in an experience by attending a course or discovering the flavours of our kitchen.
the five basic tastes
Discover your tasting preferences during this fun and hands-on experience and become more aware of what you like most.
cupping: how professionals taste coffee
Discover ‘cupping’ during this experience and learn to use the Coffee Taster’s Flavour Wheel to better understand your coffee preferences.
coffee processing: different methods, different flavours
With this experience, you will understand how traditional and innovative methods of processing can influence the taste of a cup.
plant design: how green can enhance your space
You‘ll discover which plants provide the best benefits and which plants thrive in indoor spaces.
latte art basics
Coffee decorating starts here. You will have the opportunity to use world-class equipment to create drawings and decorations on your coffee.
abc of espresso extraction
During this class, you will understand everything you need to know about coffee brewing at home.
the art of coffee roasting
Discover the art of coffee roasting working alongside our roaster. You will learn the fundamentals of coffee roasting and how the process enhances the natural characteristics of the beans.
alternative brewing methods
Dive deep into the world of alternative brewing methods – be it immersion or gravitation systems – and learn to understand the relevant variables to achieve the perfect cup of filter coffee.