Friendships can mean the world, in life and in business. And as we finish the building of our newest location in the Dallas/Plano area, we’re thrilled to have one of our longtime friends working behind-the-scenes on a piece so special to what Intermezzo provides.
Jesse Orozco, owner of Orozco Espresso in Southern California, has known our founder, Brian Olson, since before Café Intermezzo first opened its doors in 1979. Brian and Jesse met while both working for a Los Angeles-based company called American Best Coffee, which imported espresso machines and pasta machines from Italy.
Now, forty years later, Jesse remains ‘the guy’, the craftsman...the artist, for the building of our machines.
“We’re retro-fitting this deluxe paneled system that we did for Café Intermezzo back in 1988,” Jesse explains as he demonstrates the motions of pulling a shot at his shop in Sun Valley, California. “These projects are challenging because of the large structures that we build for them. But it’s a look that Café Intermezzo originated, and it’s integral to the way they put their cafés together.”
In this case, two Italian Victoria Arduino machines are being integrated together to form one, allowing a two-barista team to pull eight shots of espresso in a single moment. This allows for a café full of coffee lovers to be served all the more quickly :)
"Coupled with our long friendship, Jesse represents the true artist, in every sense of the word, who embraces the experience, the expertise, the passion, the love for all things espresso," Brian said.
"He is the master of integrating form and function...truly the only genius I trust to merge caffé express, coffee extraction efficiency, and beauty into 'la machina' which I have named The Café Intermezzo Caffé Fantastique!"
The machine - 'la machina!' - will be specially transported to Plano, Texas in early February. We can’t wait for you to give it a try!
The Building Of Our Newest Espresso Machine
Go behind-the-scenes in the buildout of our newest espresso-producing masterpiece with Jesse Orozco, longtime friend of Café Intermezzo.