Three generations of the Dalla Corte family have been a part of our history. We are a company who is devoted to espresso coffee, and we have assembled a team of passionate individuals who are committed to our goal, which is to Make it Better.
The Dalla Corte company has roots that extend back to 1947 when the 17 year-old Bruno Dalla Corte began working as an espresso machine technician for the Cimbali espresso machine company. He would later become a trusted employee of Faema and work on the development of the renowned E61 group before eventually founding his own company ABA in Bologna where the first La Spaziale espresso machine was produced.
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.
The history of Dalla Corte USA has been very much a family affair. Gary and Lauren Salzman staked their claim to the world of online specialty coffee when Gary founded Whole Latte Love in 1997. Later joined by his brother Todd, Gary has focused much of his life on creating one of the most dynamic customer experiences in specialty coffee.
In 2019, a partnership emerged that united the Salzman and Dalla Corte families in the creation of the newly formed Dalla Corte USA. Out of step but never out of touch, innovation drives the future of Dalla Corte USA, bringing to bear a confluence of passion, technology, and ultimately the best espresso machines in the world.
Consisting of like-minded individuals with a diverse assortment of talents, the team at Dalla Corte USA shares a passion for customer satisfaction and a commitment to an ever higher standard of coffee expertise. Building from the tremendous success of Whole Latte Love, they strive to enrich the lives of Americans everywhere through better coffee.
When you produce the most sophisticated espresso machines in the world, you’re going to attract some attention. Whether it’s WBC Finalists, Q Graders, roasters, or the legendary George Howell, Dalla Corte makes machines that turn heads.
The best espresso machines in the world can only be represented by the best professional baristas in the world. That is what it means to be a Coffee Pro and to commit to our values and philosophy. These individuals are experts who know, live, and breath coffee and who have firsthand experience with our professional espresso machines and grinders.