MILAN, ITALY—November 2015— Celebrated Italian barista champion Francesco Sanapo is challenging Italy’s traditional, conservative coffee culture by placing a Steampunk, made by Alpha Dominche the leader in advanced coffee and tea brewing machines, in his specialty coffee shop.

As of October 1, 2015 Sanapo became the official distributor of the Steampunk in the Italian market. His coffee shop Ditta Artigianale is inspired by the techniques of specialty coffee culture in the US and is proud to brew on Alpha Dominche’s iconic Steampunk machine. Sanapo and his team are on a mission to bring better quality roasted beans and brewing techniques to the Italians, and the Steampunk is one of the primary tools in their arsenal.

Ditta Artigianale has enjoyed huge success since opening, and Sanapo plans to open a second coffee shop in early 2016. His vision is to inspire a new specialty coffee culture in Italy, and his success at last month’s HOST hospitality show in Milan indicates that the Italian market is ready for a change. Alpha Dominche’s Steampunk was showcased in Sanapo’s booth and sparked a buzz with visitors.

Said Alpha Dominche CEO Thomas Perez, “We were overwhelmed by the excitement and interest for the Steampunk at the HOST show, and Italy is poised to become one of our top European markets. We are thrilled to be working with Sanapo to bring the best specialty coffee brewing machines to Italy.”

Alpha Dominche is an American company based in Salt Lake City, Utah and Brooklyn, New York. We design and build advanced coffee and tea brewing machines with equal emphasis on innovation and craftsmanship.
The Steampunk is our signature, and its parts are machined locally whenever possible. We are proud to work with other small-scale manufacturers contributing to the resurgence of creative industry in America.
Our approach to designing brewing equipment is inspired by our name, which means “first of its kind.” We created a brewing system that offers unprecedented extraction, temperature control and thermal stability. Our brew process allows baristas to serve coffee and tea with their own unique brew parameters and precise, balanced flavors that result in an extraordinary cup.

The Steampunk offers a new path forward in the industry, bringing specialty coffee and tea to a larger community by transforming quality brewing into a streamlined and interactive process.

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