Did you know espresso has not always been made from a machine? Some people think that way because that’s how they’ve always seen it made. However, long before there were espresso machines to do our work for us. It wasn’t until the mid 1940’s that people and coffee shops all over began using espresso machines to make the beverage, at least in the United States that is.
Of course, espresso machines were popular in many European countries before the popularity of these machines came to the United States. In fact, the first espresso machine in Europe become known some 100 years before they were actually introduced in America. Louis Bernard Babaut invented the first espresso machine. But it took decades before the espresso machine was as easy to use and functional as the ones we know today. It handled about 1,000 shots of espresso an hour.
If you’re interested in the automatic espresso machine, this concept was later introduced in the first half of the 1900s. An individual known as Illeta actually used compressed air to make the whole espresso-making process faster, which it was able to accomplish successfully. There you have it: everything you have ever wanted to know about how espresso machines came into production!
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