Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Alpha Dominche, makers of the Steampunk and Sight brewing systems, is partnering with Italian equipment manufacturer Dalla Corte to become the company’s U.S. distributor beginning this September.
The companies have announced that the deal gives AD exclusive rights as a U.S. partner, and DC’s full lineup of espresso machines and grinders will be available through the company. DC partnered with longtime coffee pro Sevan Istanboulian to launch distribution in Canada in 2015.
“We have been searching for a strong partner for the USA for some time, and Alpha Dominche’s pursuit and appreciation for technology, precision, and consistency is a great match for the Dalla Corte brand,” DC CEO Paolo Dalla Corte said of the AD deal. “We are excited to present the next level of intelligent espresso brewing.”
Much of the company’s current focus is on two related prosumer products that have launched within the past two years: the single-group lever-style Mina espresso machine, which features the company’s precise “digital flow regulation” technology, and the aesthetically and functionally related Max grinder.
“At Alpha Dominche, our motto has always been ‘freedom of extraction,’ and we see Dalla Corte’s innovative vision and products as complimentary to what we are developing in the Steampunk and Sight brewers,” AD CEO Thomas Perez said. “As café owners continue their search for the most innovative equipment in the industry, we want to offer solutions for their entire bar.”
The partnership will be celebrated at Alpha Dominche’s Extraction Lab — a fully functioning coffee bar and showroom in Brooklyn’s Industry City neighborhood — with a Tuesday, Sept. 12, launch party, including a latte art throwdown using Minas with coffee provided by Francesco Sanapo of Florence, Italy-based roaster-retailer Ditta Artigianale. There’s an open entry for area baristas, and cash prizes will be awarded.