Gaggia - Timeline
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.