Welcome to Lucaffe New Zealand
Lucaffe New Zealand is 100% Kiwi owned and operated and are the proud sole distributors of Lucaffe coffee products and LaPiccola E.S.E. pod espresso machines for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Lucaffe Italy started as a small artisan coffee roaster, the company grew at a astonishing rate: from a Million pods a year to four million pods a month in less than 14 years. A range of products fit for a multinational company, but with the qaulity of an Italian artisan coffee.
There are many reasons for this success.
Gian Luca Venturelli Italian Coffee Roasting Company was founded in 1996 on the shores of Lake Garda (at Padenhe sul Garda), thanks to to passion and enterprise of Gian Luca Venturelli the company grew rapidly first at its facility in roncadelle (Brescia) where besides the equipment for roasting and grinding coffee, innovative plant was installed for packaging the pods in paper, allowing the company to specialise in a way that later proved to be a winner.
The roasting company expanded further in 2004, moving to its new headquarters at Carpenedolo (Brescia), a short distance away from the other company still run by Gian Luca Venturelli, which produces and distributes the exclusive machines for espresso in paper pods, under the brand of LaPiccola. The collaboratiion between the two companies, taking the best of the artisan tradition of coffee roasting and espresso machine design, led to full scale experimentation in the field of "easy served" espresso, making it possible to produce products of excellent quality on both fronts.