Red coffee machines are one of the most popular and top selling home appliances bought on-line. The color red seems to make a fashion statement whether modern or retro. Like the red-painted cam covers on the Ferrari Testarossa , the color seems to represent a powerful piece of engineering. La Pavoni, one of Italy’s oldest espresso machine manufactures, makes the Cellini Push Switch Red Maranello that looks like it could easily go from 0-60 in about 5 seconds.
The prominent dial and cone-shaped appearance of the Bugatti Diva Red Coffee Espresso Machine could easily start your engine every morning.
The Gaggia Colour Red (see gallery below) with the Pannarello turbo frothing attachment is advertised to “make a statement no matter where it’s located”.
So appealing is Illy’s iconic Francis Francis Red iper Espresso that it has been raised to luxury status by none other than Forbes magazine.
Any just might make the perfect present for your espresso loving Valentine.
Savoring the end of a perfect Thanksgiving dinner with pumpkin pie and a cup of espresso? Take a moment to give thanks to the Pilgrim Fathers of espresso.
In 1935, Francesco Illy created the “illetta” the first automatic espresso machine in the northern Italian city of Trieste destined to revolutionize the coffee world. The “Plymouth of espresso”, Trieste faces the blue Adriatic and not unlike its Cape Cod counterpart is battered by the Bora, a powerful north-easterly wind most common in the winter.
Other pilgrims followed including Achilles Gaggia, who in 1946 invented the modern-day espresso machine using high pressure and a spring powered lever system. The first pump driven espresso machine was produced in 1960 by the Faema Company. Both the spring powered lever machine and the pump driven machines are still in use today.