I am happily in Milan, Italy, to attend and participate in La Marzocco’s Out of the Box event in Milan, which is being held in conjunction with that big mammoth of a trade show, HOST. They have been busy times today and yesterday in Milano, with the biggest foodservice trade show in the world (HOST) overtaking this metropolis ”I am seeing faces of friends from around the world, all lovers of specialty coffee, coming together in one big and wonderful city. So exciting!
I look forward to attending HOST on Sunday, but for today (Friday) and tomorrow, I am 100% at La Marzocco’s innovative and forward thinking special event, Out of the Box, which takes place in an art space in the center of the city and draws baristas, distributors, roasters, cafe owners, and coffee professionals of all walks of life to meet and learn and play in one wonderful space.
As it is late at night, and the days are long, I’ll just share some photos from today and save the stories and special moments for the article I will write for the December/January issue of Barista Magazine. Please check back soon for more updates!
Sarah Allen (she/her) is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.