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Marino Petracco

Marino Petracco, Italian food scientist, chemical engineer. Achievements include discovery of role of oil emulsion in espresso coffee; first to give scientific definition for espresso coffee; research in whole quality chain for high end coffee products; patents for foaming surfactants in espresso coffee; patents for device for measuring ground coffee fineness.

Background

  • Petracco, Marino was born on August 14, 1951 in Trieste, Italy. Son of Paride Petracco and Lea Pezzi.

  • Education

    • Degree in Chemical Engineering, University Trieste, 1975. Student, Università Ca' Foscari, Venice, since 2005.

    Career

    • Production manager Zuculin Asfalti, Trieste, 1977—1978. Pilot plant manager and designer Raffineria Aquila, 1978—1986. Research scientist Illycaffè, since 1986.

      Chairman Physiological Effects of Coffee, Paris, 1991—1992. Chairman subcommittee coffee International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, since 2005. Corporal Telecommunications Esercito Italiano, 1976-1977, Italy.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery of role of oil emulsion in espresso coffee. First to give scientific definition for espresso coffee. Research in whole quality chain for high end coffee products.

      Patents for foaming surfactants in espresso coffee. Patents for device for measuring ground coffee fineness.

    Works

    • Co-author (book) Espresso Coffee: The Chemistry of Quality, 1995, Coffee Recent Developments, 2001, Kaffee: die Zukunft, 2005, Espresso Coffee: The Science of Quality, 2005. Contributor chapters to books, articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Music teacher Banda Oratorio Salesiano, Trieste, since 1985. Member of Club Alpino Italiano (excursion director 1980, Silver Eagle 2005).

    Personality

    Interests

    Classical music, mountain climbing, skiing, jazz.

    Connections

    • Married Daniela Vanzan, September 22, 1980. Children: Claudia, Roberto.
    • father: Paride Petracco
    • mother: Lea Pezzi
    • spouse: Daniela Vanzan
    • children: Claudia Petracco
    • Roberto Petracco
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    Born August 14, 1951
    (age 66)
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    • 1975
      University Trieste
    • 1977 - 1978
      Production manager, Zuculin Asfalti
      Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
    • 1978 - 1986
      pilot plant manager, and designer Raffineria Aquila
    • 1986
      research scientist, Illycaff+?