La Marzocco Espresso Coffee Machines

Founded in Florence in Italy in 1927 by the start of the Second World War the company had already patented the first espresso machine with a horizontal boiler:  a design which still remains the industry standard.  They were also the first company to build an espresso machine with independent boilers for steam and hot water. The company didn’t rest on its laurels though and the company continues to innovate and handcraft machines to order for its customers. The company now produces a range of commercial grinders and espresso machines for commercial and home use.


Iron & Fire has a dedicated barista training centre based at our roastery in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. We offer a range of coffee courses and all our trade customers can benefit from our free wholesale barista training course.

We can train on site as part of our espresso machine set up service and then on-going at our centre. Send over your staff to improve their barista skills – we will teach them how to make the best coffee – improve your reputation as a business serious about great coffee.


We work with a range of businesses from large established hotels, garden centres and cafes, through to small, independent coffee shops. We also work with many start up businesses and are always happy to offer advice and support. We find we get asked the same sort of questions again and again and so we have put together a few considerations into various blogs on this website about the many elements of setting up a cafe.

From our perspective, whether you business is new or established, great coffee always makes good sense. The market has changed and right now, the single most important factor and one that will make the most difference on its own, it’s your coffee offering.