GAGGIA THROUGH THE YEARS
Gaggia’s roots are deeply intertwined with the history of Italian espresso. After all, it was founder Achille Gaggia’s 1938 patent for a steam-free espresso machine that ushered in the modern age of espresso. Because of his invention, the Gaggia patriarch earned an honorary title as the “Father of the Modern Espresso Machine.” In the decades since the groundbreaking patent was filed, Gaggia s.p.a. has been at the forefront of the Italian espresso scene, continuing to revolutionize the industry while remaining true to its heritage.
The Gaggia line of products include: espresso machines for home and commercial use, coffee, grinders, accessories, and more. Gaggia is headquartered in Milan, the heart of Italy, with a global presence spanning more than 60 countries worldwide. Its official U.S. representative is Importika, www.Importika.com, located in Rochester, NY.
September 5, 1938
Achille Gaggia files patent No. 365726 for a steam-free coffee machine, heralding the modern age of espresso.
Gaggia s.p.a. is founded in Milan, Italy.
Gaggia produces the its first commercial espresso machine, the Gaggia Classic.
Gaggia espresso machines become a fixture at Club Astoria, the famed 1950s nightclub in downtown Milan.
Gaggia introduces the first Gilda, the world’s first espresso machine designed for home use.
Gaggia espresso machines are featured at the Fiera Milano (Milan trade fair), alongside companies from 50 different nations, gaining international fame.
Gaggia espresso machines make their way to London’s famous Sirocci Bar.
The Gaggia Baby, a professional machine made for the home, debuts to immediate success.
The Gaggia Classic semi-automatic espresso machine is launched. To this day, it remains a bestseller all over the world.