Italian pioneer and espresso icon Achille Gaggia has been heralded by many as the father of modern espresso as we know it. With humble beginnings as a café owner in Milan, his ingenuity and passion for coffee inspired him to invent a new way to brew espresso without the use of steam. That vision led to the creation of the Lampo device that produced the characteristic crema that has since become the hallmark of quality espresso.
Since that historic day in 1938 when the patent was filed, Gaggia has become a household name, synonymous with exceptional espresso and fine Italian tradition.
We invite you to take part in the history and ritual of true Italian espresso.