1960 - FAEMA launched a machine equipped with two boilers, one of which for steam only. Pump and flanged groups are kept in temperature by the water rather than by the steam, hence the name TRR (Termo Riscaldamento Regolato – Adjusted thermal-heating). Later on, the machine will be called Tartaruga (tortoise). After some modifications, it will become the famous E61.
1961- FAEMA is writing an important page of its own history and the history of its professional espresso coffee machines with the launch of E61.
The E61, a homage to the solar eclipse which occurred in Italy the same year, immediately becomes a performance and style icon, thanks to its innovative technical solutions, its pure steel body work and elegant-design back-illuminated glass.
E61 is the first machine to use a volumetric pump to give the water the ideal 9-atmosphere pressure and keep the pressure constant during the whole extraction process, unlike lever machines. Furthermore, thanks to the preinfusion system, the extension of the contact time between the water and the ground coffee before extraction favours optimal extraction when it comes to the organoleptic properties of the espresso.
And for this occasion, a celebratory logo has been created sporting a stylised racing bike with the number 70 inside, symbolising the brand’s anniversary. This direct reference to cycling aims to regain the connection between FAEMA and the sport which peaked in the 60s and 70s with the sponsoring of the professional FAEMA team and champions such as Merckx and Adorni.
The results is the New E71, a highly professional machine which combines FAEMA’s thermal system with a divalent control system, touch screen mode and manual mode for an optimal use.