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Faema FAEMA primarily engaged in the production of espresso machines, was founded in 1945 by Carlo Ernesto Valente, in Milan, Italy. Faema was to become synonymous with the postwar production boom in Italy, by actively pursuing technological innovation as the company's driving force. Faema released the E61, an espresso machine introducing many 'firsts' which are still commonly found in most espresso machines. Faema also introduced a new grouphead that was kept warm by circulating water from the boiler through the grouphead in a thermosyphon circuit.

Website: Faema


Gaggia Gaggia S.p.A. is the best known Italian manufacturer of coffee machines for professional and household use and its name is synonymous with tradition and reliability the world over. Gaggia coffee machines have evolved over the decades going from the traditional lever controlling a pressure-generating piston to a fully automated mechanism which, at the touch of a button, activates the mechanism regulating the grinding, dosing and brewing of delicious espresso coffee.

Website: Gaggia


Illy The Illy brand is one of the most popular brands of coffee, serving an estimated 5 million cups of coffee a day, worldwide. Their coffee is served in a few variations, commonly as an espresso, cappuccino or latte. Illycaffè is a large international company, selling its coffee-related products in approximately 131 countries worldwide. The Illy group is made up of several companies located in North America, France, Germany, Spain and Benelux.

Website: Illy


Lavazza Lavazza S.p.A. is currently administered by the fourth generation of the Lavazza family in the business. Branded as "Italy's Favourite Coffee," the company reports that 16 out of the 20 million coffee purchasing families in Italy choose Lavazza. Noted for its variety in blended roast products, the company pioneered the art of blending in the early twentieth century. Among its many offerings today are products such as Top Class, Super Crema, Grand'Espresso, and Dek (decaffeinated), each with its own particular aroma and flavor.

Website: Lavazza


Rancilio Rancilio is an espresso machine manufacturer, founded in 1927 by Roberto Rancilio in Parabiago, Milan, Italy. Rancilio would become best known for its innovative distrubution networks, effective use of industrial design and reputable reliability. In 2001, Rancilio revamped their lineup, introducing the basic Epoca, and the Classe series. Rancilio also produces a superautomatic, the Classe 12. Rancilio is very well known in North America for the Rancilio Silvia home espresso machine, and Rocky grinder, which introduced a level of quality in home machines comparable to commercial machines, since many of the parts originate from commercial machines.

Website: Rancilio


Saeco Saeco International Group is recognised for its considerable innovative ability, a critical success factor for the Group, which has always been accompanied by its extraordinary attitude for understanding and anticipating the needs of the market, allowing it to achieve very ambitious goals. Today, Saeco is a European leader in the coffee machine market and has confirmed its core business in the segment of completely automatic machines for domestic use.

Website: Saeco

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