Gaggia - Timeline


1938
1938
September 5, 1938 -- Achille Gaggia files patent No. 365726 for a steam-free coffee machine, heralding the modern age of espresso.

1948
1948
Gaggia s.p.a. is founded in Milan, Italy.

1949
1949
Gaggia produces the its first commercial espresso machine, the Gaggia Classic.

1951
1951
Gaggia espresso machines become a fixture at Club Astoria, the famed 1950s nightclub in downtown Milan.

1952
1952
Gaggia introduces the first Gilda, the world’s first espresso machine designed for home use.

1953
1953
Gaggia espresso machines are featured at the Fiera Milano (Milan trade fair), alongside companies from 50 different nations, gaining international fame.

1954
1954
Gaggia espresso machines make their way to London’s famous Sirocci Bar.

1977
1977
The Gaggia Baby, a professional machine made for the home, debuts to immediate success.

1991
1991
The Gaggia Classic semi-automatic espresso machine is launched. To this day, it remains a bestseller all over the world.