Interview Questions

Tell us something about you:

I had the fortune to start travelling as a young boy and that's something that has never stopped! I met Paolo by pure chance four years ago. We had a long chat about an opportunity to collaborate on a project, today we are now working together as colleagues bound by passion for what we do.

What excites you most about coffee?

For me coffee is like a diamond…different faces…different colors…different angles, different points of view! The more I discover its nuances, the more fascinating it becomes. It's a true living and natural jewel.

How Did You Become Involved in the Coffee Industry?

My first collaboration in the coffee business was with a company of the Illycaffe group. I was in direct contact with one of their oldest and most wizened managers. Day after day, month after month, with lots of passion, he slowly introduced me to the wonderful world of coffee!

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What does Dalla Corte do differently from other espresso machine companies?

The immense passion of Paolo, the approach of being the most technical-friendly professional espresso machine on the market (very, very important!), the continuous research for better technology to always make it better, and last but not least: the awesome team of people I work with, the mighty DC Team.

What are you good at?

Traveling the world to discover passionate people and finding ways to connect them; it's a chemistry that I cannot control.

What is your go-to coffee drink in the morning?

Double shot, 100% arabica, no sugar!

What is your go-to non-coffee drink?

I am a beer lover! But I never turn my back to a good glass of wine!

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What is your favorite coffee memory?

Bolivia. I still have the image of that moment vividly impressed upon my memory: the astonished face of a coffee farmer, tasting a cup of coffee from the farm where he diligently worked for years for the very first time! What a beautiful feeling!

Who are you outside of coffee?

A wanderlust, a loyal friend, I think a good companion and a present father. I enjoy quality time with family and friends and as a meat lover, I love to BBQ any time of the year.

Other: Is there anything else we should know about you?

I love to search for people driven by passion. Passion is a pillar in my life. It's what drives me. I love to challenge myself, trying to find my boundaries and mvoing beyond them.

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Dalla Corte


More than just a team, the employees of Dalla Corte are a family, in some cases literally. Connected by Paolo Dalla Corte’s immense passion for coffee brewing technology, and with sharing that passion with the world, the Dalla Corte team are committed to the mantra of “Make it better” and blaze their own trail of authentic innovation and genuine excitement for improving espresso coffee everywhere.