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Brief history of the company

Italian roasting company

Espresso, our passion Our objective? To export the true taste of Italian espresso to the whole world. Starting as a small artisan coffee roaster, the company grew at a great rate: from a million pods a year to two million pods a month in less than 14 years. A range of products fit for a multinational company, but with the quality of an Italian artisan coffee roaster.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 Padenghe sul Garda-Brescia), thanks to the 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 the coffee, innovative plant was installed for packaging the pods in paper, allowing the company to specialize in a way that would later prove 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 name La Piccola ( The collaboration 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. 2010 saw a further expansion with the opening of a new factory building in addition to the existing ones.
La Piccola , founded by Gian Luca Venturelli, is a dynamic company with a strong ecological mind.Producer exclusively of coffee machines for paper-filter pods, niche of market that has known a good development.It finds a great interest in the catering sector of high quality and in all places where excellence espresso coffee is served.

100% Hand made in Italy

LaPiccola chooses proudly to defend “Made in Italy”. Our pod- coffee machines are completely designed and assembled in Italy by professional technicians, using only Italian materials, to guarantee the excellence of product and the quality trade mark.

Italian espresso all around the world

A real excellent Espresso coffee can be prepared by anyone with our automatic coffee machines, thanks to their perfect pressure and a constant temperature. Coffee pods can be easily carried anywhere and they maintain intact their aroma till the moment they will be used.