Simonelli Group Partners with Coffee Science Foundation (CSF) for New Espresso Research

Simonelli Group Partners with Coffee Science Foundation (CSF) for New Espresso Research

The SCA Coffee Science Foundation (CSF), launched by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) in April 2019, has announced that Italian coffee machine manufacturer Simonelli Group will become the first major partner of the organization, beginning a new four-year research project.

The Simonelli Group’s donation to the CSF is the single largest contribution to date since the foundation was formally established in April 2019. As a result, a new, sweeping research project aimed at understanding the impacts of variations in espresso extraction will kick off in early 2020.

Mr. Fabio Ceccarani, CEO of Simonelli Group says, “Innovation and research are core values of our identity. Such values have driven the evolution of our espresso coffee machine and grinders for generations, contributing to building our coffee science knowledge. It’s now time for the next step. This partnership with CSF represents our deep commitment to the scientific process, our love for espresso, and our desire to understand it better. We seek to share our knowledge and give a concrete contribution to the evolution of scientific know-how in the coffee community.”

The research project will use modern sensory analysis, measurement, data analysis, and consumer research tools to create a scientific understanding of espresso extraction standards, techniques, and the resulting impacts on brewed coffee flavor.

“Simonelli Group’s donation to the Coffee Science Foundation is a pioneering and visionary contribution which comes at a critical time: science and research are more important than ever in keeping our industry sustainable,” said Peter Giuliano, Executive Director of the CSF.

The CSF is dedicated to advancing the understanding of coffee and securing its future through research, knowledge-building, and outreach.

“Simonelli Group has long been committed to supporting the global coffee community through SCA and World Barista Championships to make coffee better. This contribution is a testament to that commitment, particularly in the field of science and research,” Yannis Apostolopoulos, the SCA’s Chief Executive Officer.

Research outputs on the Espresso Research stream and other Coffee Science Foundation research projects will be presented at upcoming SCA events, webinars, and publications. 

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