Luigi Bezzera, the espresso owner of a manufacturing business invented espresso at the turn of the century.
Luigi Bezzera was simply trying to figure out a way to brew coffee faster.
He figured if he could just add pressure to the brewing process it would speed things up.
Thus the fast coffee machine was created.
His idea of a fast cup of coffee turned out much better than he had planned, what he ended up with is a better
fuller tasting cup of strong coffee, as well as a much faster process.
He found that the quicker more efficient brewing method allowed for the quality of the beans to
be extracted as opposed to over extracting he had previously experienced.
The term the espresso means fast in italian, hence the term.
It wasn’t until later when Desidero Pavoni purchased the rights from Mr. Bezzera for the machine coffee that it became popular.
Pavoni was extremely successful in marketing the product and probably changed the way people drink coffee from then on.
Just look around
Coffee and Espresso shops are popping up everywhere, even in the U.S. it has become not only
popular for the delicious beans, but has given us a new place to socialize.
In 1901 Luigi Bezzera filed a patent for the machine that contained a boiler and four groups.
Each the espresso group could take different size filters that contained the coffee.
Boiling water was forced through the coffee and into a cup.
Ambrogio Fumagelli says that this was the birth of fast the espresso coffee.
In 1903 Luigi Bezzera’s patent was then purchased by Desiderio Pavoni and put to market in a big way.
In 1905 The Pavoni company begins manufacturing the espresso machines soley based on Bezzera’s patent.
In 1927 First the espresso machine was installed in the United States.
It was a La Pavoni Espresso Machine installed at Regio’s
in New York.
In 1938 Cremonesi designed a piston pump that forced hot water through the coffee.
It was installed at for coffee Achille Gaggia’s
In 1946 Gaggia begins manufacturing the commercial piston machine.
Resulting foam or the espresso cream layered coffee or cafe.