Achille Gaggia, together with Carlo Ernesto Valente, founder of FAEMA (founded in 1945 as the Fabbrica Elettriche Elettriche Meccaniche and Related), are the protagonists of a watershed revolution in the world of espresso: the birth of coffee cream. Achille Gaggia, improving on a patent he had acquired at the end of the 1930s, turned to Valente in 1948 for the production of the first machine that “works without steam”: the Gaggia Classica, Gaggia patent, Officine FAEMA. Thanks to the greater pressure exerted on the water by a piston operated by a spring “loaded” by the lever, coffee with cream is born, that emulsion of essential oils without which we would not today consider coffee as espresso coffee.
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