The Espresso Machine

The very first machine for making espresso coffee was built and patented by Mr. Angelo Moriondo of Turin, Italy, who demonstrated a working example at the Turin General Exposition of 1884.

Seventeen years later, in 1901, the machine was improved by the Milanese Luigi Bezzera, who patented his improvements. Luigi Bezzera was not an engineer, but just a mechanic. He did not invent the espresso coffee machine, but he did come up with a number of improvements to the already existing machine. He patented a number of these, the first of which was applied for on the 19th of December 1901. It was titled “Innovations in the machinery to prepare and immediately serve coffee beverage”.

In 1905 the patent was bought by Desiderio Pavoni who founded the “La Pavoni” company and began to produce the machine industrially (one a day) in a small workshop in Via Parini in Milan. Now I bring to you the history of espresso machines and the exquisite art of the espresso. For your home or for commercial usage, take a good look around!