Maltoni collection


Enrico Maltoni was born in Forlì on 2nd December 1970. Expert and collector of period espresso coffee machines and antique books on the subject. He collaborates with some of the leading Italian and foreign universities, holding courses and labs focused on the history, culture and design of the espresso coffee machine. He’s taken part in many TV programmes in his role as collector and expert.

After more than 20 years of research and restoration, he created the world’s first travelling exhibition given over to these topics and, in 2006 it won him first prize at SCAE, Eccellenza del Caffè, in the Young Entrepreneur Award category. The exhibition – called “Espresso made in Italy 1901-2010” – contains valuable, rare models. It was set up in 45 different places over four continents before becoming part of the MUMAC project in 2012.

The museum houses the archive (books, documents, objects) and the Maltoni Collection along with the Cimbali Collection (on permanent display): the largest single array of items relating to this subject.

Enrico Maltoni has published:

2001: Espresso made in Italy 1901-1962
2005: Il libro completo del caffè
2009: Faema Espresso 1945-2010
2013: “Coffee Makers-Macchine da caffè” in collaboration with Mauro Carli

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