This beautiful Olympia Cremina coffee machine has been my personal machine for the last 5 years
After I bought this Cremina, I completely restored it.
It was totally dismantled. The frame was stripped back to bare metal and then double powder coated with a grey ripple finish.
The main body panel was also stripped and double powder coated in the red you can see in the images.
Every seal and gasket has been replaced.
Since restoration it has had very light use as I rotate weekly between the 5 machines I have as my small collection. So you could say it has only had 1/5 th of the normal use.
Why am I selling the Cremina ?
Because yesterday I was offered another Cremina which I bought and will now keep.
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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.