Now earning it’s keep in Indonesia.
Owned by my friend Don, and currently for sale.
A very handsome looking machine in truly excellent condition. Probably built in the early 1980’s, with all the solidity and reliability these older Gaggias are famed for.
It has new group head and steam valve seals, has been professionally descaled and is ready to make beautiful coffee for many years.
Contact me if you are interested.
In continuous production since the early 1960’s, another classic small home machine. When acquired it was in very poor condition cosmetically. A previous owner had tried to clean the brass plated areas with something very abrasive and the plating was completely worn away in places. The photo on the left shows the finished machine.
Amongst enthusiasts the Cremina is acknowledged as the “Roll Royce” of home coffee machines. It is essentially hand made in Switzerland and the design has been honed over the years so that by just unscrewing one nut the owner can expose the complete inside of the machine for service. Because there is no spring in the lever mechanism it is a very simple job to replace the piston seals when needed.
Invented by Dr. Emidio Salati in 1956, this is one of the design classics of the 20th century. A small home espresso maker ( no milk drinks here ! ), the whole machine can be dismantled without tools in under 5 minutes.
The coffee machine as received from Italy.
It arrived in great condition, with the only shipping damage being the top of the cup tray cowl being broken. It was dirty, as you can see from the photograph, but not a single dent on the body panels 🙂