Having invented the espresso machine as we know it, in Milan back in1938, Gaggia changed the world of coffee again in 1991 with the launch of possibly the most iconic and recognisable coffee machine – the Classic, still the first machine for many a budding barista and true coffee enthusiast to this day.
To celebrate this unique and special occasion, Gaggia has produced a limited edition 30th Anniversary version of the Classic of just 3000 individually numbered pieces.
The Gaggia Classic 30 features a beautiful decoration of three acrobats created in a unique style by leading Italian artist Pierpaolo Gaballo – with each machine also signed by the artist.
Commenting on his selection of acrobats Pierpaolo said: “I’ve chosen an acrobat as the symbol for the Gaggia Classic 30 for the natural parallel with the home barista.”
“The home barista is also an artist, using their Gaggia Classic to make perfect Italian espresso by combining wise preparation with dexterity, practice and a fine balance of the elements – just like an acrobat”.
A copy of Pierpaolo’s exceptional original drawing is also included with each machine, specially printed on high-quality ‘Tintoretto Neve 300g’ paper.
The Gaggia Classic can state a strong claim to be the first ‘pro-sumer’ manual coffee machine by being easy enough to use by the enthusiastic amateur while also offering enough professional features to make the Classic the ideal starting point for the more serious coffee aficionado.
The Classic has also always been designed to last, being made from metal with next to no plastic parts and being easy to clean and maintain – resulting in many of the earliest machines still being used today.
The specification of the latest version keeps to the same Classic semi-pro format, including a traditional style boiler with an over-sized heating element – very quickly up to temperature – and a professional sized and styled chromed brass group and filter holder designed to guarantee optimal coffee temperature throughout the entire brewing process.
Finally, the Classic keeps the iconic three-way solenoid valve key to its performance and ensuring a constant control of water pressure inside the filter-holder while also guaranteeing perfect drying of the coffee pucks, to make removal and cleaning easier at the end of the brewing process.
The Gaggia Classic 30 presents the perfect opportunity to celebrate the first thirty years of tradition, never-ending passion and excellence for authentic home espresso through a unique and incredible, limited-edition machine.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Craig Duggan, CMC PR.
T: +44 (0)203 494 4422
Achille Gaggia patented the first electric pump driven coffee system in 1938 to become Father of the modern Espresso Machine. For over 80 years Gaggia has been supplying both bars and homes with innovative, state-of-the-art coffee machines. Beautiful, timeless products inspired by the fashion, design and culture of the day, - as well as the inherent Italian passion for la dolce vita. Today, Gaggia continues to dominate the espresso machine market in Italy – the home of great coffee!