Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Merlo Coffee showcases the Otto Espresso Maker


This month Queensland’s iconic coffee house Merlo Coffee is showcasing the beautifully crafted and multi-award winning Otto Espresso Maker in their Torrefaziones - Italian style coffee roasting houses – and will feature four in-store demonstrations led by the inventor himself and very special guest, Craig Hiron. The demonstrations will take place at the following Torrefaziones:

• Friday 22nd October - 10am Bowen Hills: 10 Thompson Street, Bowen Hills
• Friday 22nd October - 3pm Southport: Ferry Rd Markets, 107 Ferry Rd, Southport
• Saturday 23rd October - 10am Fortitude Valley: 104 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley
• Saturday 23rd October - 2pm Paddington: 1/78 Latrobe Tce, Paddington
Why Merlo love the Otto: Priced at $799, the Otto is a Stove Top Espresso Maker, combining Giordano Robbiati' classic Italian style of the Atomic with unprecedented functionality. Meticulously engineered and crafted, the Little Guy offers inspirational ergonomics and delivers superb coffee.

Otto is made almost completely of stainless steel promising you a lifetime of satisfaction from this modern international design classic.

Recognised for excellence, the Little Guy won the Australian Design Mark at the prestigious 2008 Australian International Design Awards and is currently a finalist in the International Design Excellence Awards in America (IDEA).

It’s perfect for at home coffee connoisseurs who want exceptional coffee extractions and steamed milk every time. It also comes with an Otto tamper, the Otto experience DVD providing a barista training session, two Italian designed latte glasses and a stainless milk jug, packaged in a robust premium travel case. It’s perfect for at home coffee connoisseurs who want exceptional coffee extractions and steamed milk every time.

Queensland’s coffee culture has gone from strength to strength since the Merlo family introduced the first espresso machine to Queensland at their Italian restaurant in 1958. In 1996, Dean Merlo established the Merlo Torrefazione – an Italian style coffee roasting house in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. It was the beginning of the coffee revolution in Queensland. Merlocoffee has since grown into one of the country’s leading espresso coffee companies selling much more that just beans.

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