|The Authors: Franco and Mauro Bazzara|
Moved by a deep passion for coffee and an ongoing family tradition started in 1966 by their father Dionisio Bazzara, the Bazzara brothers feel the need to share their knowledge and years of experience in all facets of espresso, spreading the art of coffee 360°.
Thus, in 2000 came “Espresso Coffee: a journey through its world”, the first book by Franco and Mauro Bazzara, presented by Vincenzo Sandalj (former President of SCAE, Speciality Coffee Association of Europe). It was an important experience and further confirmation of their deep-rooted conviction that spreading the culture behind the espresso and cappuccino is an effective instrument for consolidating one of the foremost products Made in Italy.
In 2004 came the second book, The espresso coffee production system, presented by Dr. Alberto Hesse, one of the pillars of the world of coffee-making. The volume has reached many coffee-lovers and professionals in the field such as roasters, bean dealers and baristas. Thanks to the completeness of the topics handled, the many pictures and unique graphics The espresso coffee production system has become a major text, even for those first approaching the field. The bilingual Italian-English version and later translations into Russian and German have taken this book beyond Italian borders, making it a true and proper publishing success story for the professional sector, today in its 5th printing.
The growing interest of numerous internationally renowned companies led the authors to write their third book in 2010: The Coffee Tasting. The volume, presented by Enrico Pacorini (CEO Pacorini Silocaf), presents a wealth of information from celebrities in the world of professional coffee tasting. The book — 384 pages in the Italian-English version with more than 500 color illustrations — is unparalleled in Italy, and most likely unequaled anywhere in the world because not only does it offer a vast, thorough overview of coffee tasting, it also provides an in-depth study of the methods used to prepare coffee worldwide.
Since early 2011 the authors have found themselves involved in a new publishing project. This time dealing with something that has allured and intrigued them for many years: the Italian cappuccino and Latte Art. This new work will not only bring broad, in-depth information on the cappuccino, but also a new take on this reality, born in Italy and famous abroad.
The Bazzara brothers are founding members of the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe and of the Trieste Coffee Cluster, promoters of the coffee-related initiative TriestEspresso Expo, the only trade show in the world that focuses on espresso. They are also board members of some important long-standing associations in the sector such as Associazione Caffè Trieste and Gruppo Triveneto Torrefattori.