Coffee Makers Macchine da Caffe by Enrico Maltoni and Mauro Carli is the culmination of two years in-depth research carried out all over the world. Many of these rare and valuable machines were photographed in the homes of the most important collectors. A truly unique encyclopaedia with thousands of images featuring original documents - patents, catalogues, manuals, advertising postcards, operating diagrams - and detailed technical captions. A great read, packed with interesting information and anecdotes which have never before been published. Four hundred years of history, from the origins of coffee with its complicated ceremonies and simple equipment, to today's electric espresso machines.
An exhaustive work for coffee lovers, which will also be of interest to those who are just discovering the fascinating machines used for the daily ritual of coffee preparation. Coffee Makers is split into various important historical periods and showcases all the different kinds of coffee makers produced to date.



  • 2700 images
  • 60 technical drawings depicting how the machines work
  • 220 advertising postcards and posters from various periods
  • 76 coffee-themed paper seals for letters produced between 1930 and 1950
  • 40 images of instructions showing how the machines work
  • 55 images of original patents
  • 35 images of original catalogues
  • 55 pages of texts of historical research
  • 2080 detailed caption


“Coffee Makers. I can identify with the title and, indeed, have always felt this way: that I am someone who makes coffee. Just like a trusted coffeepot or a state-of-the-art or even futuristic espresso maker”. Giuseppe Lavazza





  • 24,5 x 30 cm
  • 776 pages
  • 2700 colour illustrations
  • hardcover
  • 2nd edition - 2020
  • languages: italian/english
  • ISBN: 978-88-90065-26-2
  • publisher: Collezione Enrico Maltoni
SKU 69659
Shipping Weight 3.5000kg
Shipping Width 0.025m
Shipping Height 0.010m
Shipping Length 0.030m

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