With all the coffee world chatter about $20,000 halogen siphon machines and the breaking news of Starbucks buying the exclusive rights to the technology-driven Clover brewing device. We thought it was a good time to let people know about a trip Caffé Vita took last month to visit the BOSCO plant in Naples, Italy. Below is a choppy little video from our trip to the quaint and rustic little workshop.
BOSCO has been meticulously crafting artisanal espresso machines by hand for the past 50 years – the machines are arguably the most carefully built machines on the planet. The BOSCO requires the care of a trained barista – no push button operation, each shot must be hand pulled, but with dedication the slender and towering levers are mastered and the machine extracts an incomparable shot.
There are less than a dozen BOSCO machines currently in the U.S. – one famously resided in Francis Ford Coppola’s office at American Zeotrope and now has migrated to his Bay Area café by the same name.