Gaggia S.p.A. was founded in 1947, when Achille Gaggia invented the first modern espresso machine. Achille Gaggia's original design introduced a piston-driven pressure brewing system. This eliminated the use of steam in the extraction process and created the first true espresso, topped with thick rich crema.
Since its invention, the espresso machine has changed dramatically, advancing from traditional lever-controlled piston to today's semi-automatic and super automatic machines. Today, all Gaggia products continue to be made in the Robecco sul Naviglio factory in Milan, where tradition is combined with quality and modern technology.
With a longstanding goal to bring cafe quality espresso to consumers, Gaggia began producing espresso machines for the home in 1977. Thanks to the company's commitment to excellence, Gaggia is still the leading manufacturer of home espresso machines in Italy.
Gaggia has been at the forefront of espresso innovation throughout its history, and the company's growing success reflects its trademark of unmatched quality and experience. Gaggia's newest line of home espresso machines delivers state of the art performance and aesthetics while remaining true to the company's long and proud heritage.