About Cora

At Cora, our family has been a reliable source in café equipment and supplies since the late 1950's when Peter Cora opened the doors to the first espresso shop in Chicago. It wasn't long until people would come to know Peter as the coffee connoisseur. As a resulte, he found himself advising them on their coffee inspired endeavors for years to come.


Today, onto the third generation, the Cora family has expanded our offerings beyond the great Italian tradition of coffee and into the world of gelato, pasta, pizza and more! Our client base includes cafés, gelaterias, restaurants, world-renowned chefs, caterers, hospitality centers, home users and more. With over eleven hundred items in our 15,000 square foot warehouse, we can be sure to satisfy a wide range of needs. If you are ever in the area, please stop by as we'd love to treat you to a memorable cup of espresso!