The fourth generation joins the Group: Sarah Portioli takes her first steps.
New challenge: roasting know-how is used to improve the Espresso. GIME – Group Italian Espresso Machines - is born.
The fourth generation is fully present in the Group: Mattia Portioli takes his first steps.
50 years from the first Espresso!!!
The second branch in Tribiano is opened.
Host exhibition last edition.
Giorgio Portioli, Moreno’s father and Sarah and Mattia’s grandfather, buys a coffee bar in Via Eustachi in Milan with a 15 kg. roaster, embracing the world of raw and roasted coffee. His wife Mina Portioli serves at the counter while Giorgio gets familiar with coffee, roasting the first qualities of raw coffee
Their son Moreno Portioli grows interest in his parent’s work, like all chidren
Giorgio's father, Livio Portioli, seeing the interest of the market towards quality blends, decides to reunite the family taking over a roasting activity in Via Boncompagni. This is the first major jump from bartenders to actual roasters and the continuation of the family adventure till the entry of Moreno in the company in 1972.
The gourmet coffee branded Portioli is born and the brand’s diffusion overcomes the "city border" to reach regional customers.
Together with his father Giorgio, Moreno continues the family business and, due to space needs, Portioli roasting activity moves to the current factory in Caleppio di Settala.
Portioli logo is changed.
Portioli takes part in the first exhibition.