Now Hiring: GM, Australasia

Our counterparts in Australia recently published the following job posting for the role of General Manager, La Marzocco Australasia. We thought we’d re-post it here.

 If you’re interested in applying for this opportunity, please email a cover letter and CV to Guido Bernardinelli, Managing Director of La Marzocco Srl. Good luck!


La Marzocco is a highly successful Italian espresso machine brand with a reputation for creating superior espresso with beauty, functionality and robust performance. Handmade in Florence, these machines are crafted in the finest Italian tradition and are found in many of the world’s leading espresso bars, cafes and restaurants.

We are excited to announce the new position of General Manager La Marzocco Australasia. This opportunity has arisen as a result of La Marzocco seeking to further develop the brand in Australia and New Zealand and a new company has been created for this purpose – La Marzocco Australasia Ltd.

Reporting to the Board, the role of the General Manager is to lead and develop a team of highly capable sales, technical and customer service staff throughout Australasia and to drive sales growth. Building a high-performing culture, which is fully aligned with La Marzocco’s vision and values, is a critical part of this role. This role would ideally be based in Melbourne.

Our ideal candidate will have a solid history in the specialty coffee and espresso industry. They will be able to successfully demonstrate their ability to build effective long-term customer relationships and show sound strategic and commercial analysis and thinking. This role has full accountability for the operations and financial performance of the company.

While the role is of general management in nature, there is more emphasis on sales and marketing. Understanding the value and positioning of a prestigious brand in the Australasian market is a useful perspective.


Upcoming Events with La Marzocco

As each of these unique events approaches, we will share more information, but for now, be sure to mark your calendars for these special upcoming events with La Marzocco. If the location is off-site, the location is mentioned; otherwise all Roaster Showcase events and cuppings are held in the La Marzocco Lab in Ballard:

December 10, time TBD
Pete’s Milk Delivery + Milk and Coffee Co + La Marzocco Dairy Field Trip to Pure Eire Farm
Start and end at La Marzocco, email for more details and to RSVP.

December 11, 2pm
Roasters Showcase
with Dillanos Coffee Roasters + Barista 22

December 18, 2pm
4th Annual Holiday Cupping and Food Drive
If you are interested in submitting your Holiday Blend or your favorite seasonal coffee, email

Past Events

October 2, 2pm
Roasters Showcase
with DOMA Coffee

October 9, 1:30pm
Roasters Showcase
with Ratio Coffee

October 16, 2pm
Roasters Showcase
with Ladro Roasting 

September 25, 2015
Roasters Showcase
with Sustainable Harvest

July 30, 6-8:30pm
La Marzocco On The Road
@Novo Coffee

August 5, 2pm
with Cafe Imports

August 21, 1:30-3:30pm
Roasters Showcase
with Bluebird Coffee Roasters

August 27, 7-9:30pm
La Marzocco On The Road
@Sustainable Harvest Coffee

May 15, 1-3pm
Roasters Showcase
Hart Coffee Co.

May 18, 2015, 6:00 PM
Location: Tout Suite
Houston, Texas

May 20, 2015, 8:00 PM
Location: Cuvee Coffee Bar
Austin, Texas

May 22, 2015, 6:00 PM
Location: Oakcliff Coffee Roasters
Dallas, Texas

May 28, 2015, 6:00 PM
Location: Ultimo Coffee – Newbold
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

June 4, 2015, 7:00 PM
Location: La Colombe Andersonville
Chicago, Illinois

June 11, 2015, 6:00 PM
Location: Blueprint Coffee
St. Louis, Missouri

February 12, 2015, 2-5pm
NW Barista Competitor Sendoff

Proposition 65

This month, our customers in the State of California may notice new warning labels affixed to new La Marzocco espresso machines, and existing customers will be receiving warning labels and a request to affix the labels to their La Marzocco espresso machines and grinders. We thought it best to provide explanation for these warning labels here on our blog, too.

As California customers and others may be aware, The State of California enacted the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, which is generally known as “Proposition 65.” Proposition 65 is a far-reaching law that applies to any company that operates in California, sells products in California, or manufactures products that may be sold in or brought into California.

Proposition 65 requires warning labels on any product that contains or may contain any of the more than 800 elements that the California Air Resources Board considers harmful. Many of the elements listed under Proposition 65 have been routinely used in everyday consumer items for years without documented harm.

The warning reads:

WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.

WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

The penalties for not complying with Proposition 65 are significant. And there are no penalties for providing unnecessary warnings. Like many other manufacturers of all types of products, we have elected to provide a Proposition 65 notice out of an abundance of caution in order to avoid the potential for liability.

For more information about Proposition 65, please visit: