Our approach is to be independent in everything we do – questioning convention and positioning ourselves against the ordinary. We seek real collaborations and partnerships with people who do the same.
We are a bohemian bunch, authentically ourselves, and driven by radically thoughtful, creative and collaborative impulses. Our people are our difference, and it sure keeps things interesting.
We don’t have customers – we enter into partnerships with people who share our passion for human connection. Our success lies in the quality of these relationships – they have always been at the heart of our brand.
In 1992, our founder Michael Allpress created a spark with a disruptive little espresso machine company in Florence, Italy. It started with a fax, and we’ve been side by side with La Marzocco ever since.
A great cafe is ethereal; you feel it as soon as you step through the door, but it’s almost impossible to define. Cafes are living organisms in a constant state of flux – delicately balanced and an equal representation of both the people within them and the flavour in the cup that brings them there. It takes an enormous amount of daring, vision and focus to get this balance right.
Business and purpose live in balance with each other – a cafe business shouldn’t be a punishing labour of love. We want our partners to thrive and we will fight for that, which is where we all come in. Allpress' people always have been and always will be what makes our brand unique.