Mr. Franco Carnago and his Espressina

A haven dedicated to manual espresso machine aficionados.
User avatar
Lvx

Postby Lvx » Mar 24, 2016, 4:22 pm

This is happiness! A meeting with the Espressina's father. 8)
Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

User avatar
cuppajoe

Postby cuppajoe » Mar 24, 2016, 9:15 pm

Nice!

Interesting machine, kinda like a cross between a Moka and a lever, and dad seems like a real character as well. Looks to be in amazing condition.

Can it go stove top as well as electric?
David - LMWDP 448

My coffee wasn't strong enough to defend itself - Tom Waits

Marcelnl

Postby Marcelnl » Mar 26, 2016, 3:42 am

Think I just saw one on Francesco's website for which he does not have a name...interesting piece of machinery!
LMWDP #483

User avatar
drgary
Team HB

Postby drgary » Mar 26, 2016, 11:19 am

Where did you see that on Francesco's site? I looked and could not find it.

Added: I answered my own question. It's here listed on the bottom under "No Name," where it's stripped of all identifying data. I will let Francesco know.

http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/dallaAallaZ_eng.htm
Gary
LMWDP#308

What I WOULD do for a good cup of coffee!

Marcelnl

Postby Marcelnl » Mar 27, 2016, 8:37 am

Hi Gary, already sent him an email ;-)


http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/Macch ... te/ugo.JPG Looks identical IMO
LMWDP #483

User avatar
drgary
Team HB

Postby drgary » Mar 27, 2016, 11:11 am

He thanked me for letting him know and said he's changing the listing on his site. I pointed him to this thread, so I expect he knows you alerted him. In any case, thanks to Lucio's fortunate discovery, another mystery is solved.
Gary
LMWDP#308

What I WOULD do for a good cup of coffee!

mfortin

Postby mfortin » Mar 27, 2016, 11:52 am

Is this machine in production for sale?

User avatar
drgary
Team HB

Postby drgary » Mar 27, 2016, 1:26 pm

I doubt it. This 1979 machine is so rare Francesco Ceccarelli had it listed as an unknown on his reference website.
Gary
LMWDP#308

What I WOULD do for a good cup of coffee!

User avatar
drgary
Team HB

Postby drgary » Mar 27, 2016, 1:29 pm

There's a video of one being used here:

Gary
LMWDP#308

What I WOULD do for a good cup of coffee!