Thursday, May 29, 2008

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Paris Exposition Coin 1880


The Paris Exposition's biggest hit was
a larger version of the prototype
espresso machine. Steam, the first great
power source of the Industrial Age,
fuelled the true child of the modern coffee era:

The first steam powered Espresso Machine.


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Memphis, around 1860

The Galaxy Song - Monty Python

14 comments:

d. chedwick said...

Cool looking coins... I would like to travel back in time to go to the Paris Exposition.

Kurt said...

If I could go back in time, I'd meet Snoopy.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

You remind me: I really want to get an Espresso Machine!

Cathy said...

Oooooo, I love Monty Python, such lovely fun.
Thanks once again, for a bit of new information, an addition to my education and a lilting tune.

Back in time? Could I make a certain person (initials are lrh) disappear?

Oh well, never mind.

Cheers!

Bob Dylan said...

A decent time machine would have an espresso machine in the dashboard.

Kurt-- Snoopy Who? C.S.?

Coffee Messiah said...

dc: After reading about the Chicago Exposition, Paris would have been very interesting at that time I am sure.

kurt: Have you read the Schultz biography? I started it and it's quite interesting.

nick: You can get an Automatic Capresso for under $3,000 and it's a lifesaver! ; )

cathy: Seems no matter what, people like LRH still appear, in other forms. Perplexing, isn't it?!

bd: Now you're talking!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I was thinking more like $30.00!

Coffee Messiah said...

nick: Yikes.....I hear what you're saying, but there's no way to get a tasty espresso with a machine made @ that price! ; (

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

You’re right. I did some quick research and the least expensive I was able to locate is a Saeco Nina Bar for $284.99.

Larry said...

Good history lesson and I wonder if the taste was better back then.

robin andrea said...

Hey Coffee, are you planning on writing a book on coffee? What you know could definitely fill one!

dennis said...

Dennis had an espresso machine a long time ago--it kept hissing at him and scared him.

tony said...

An espresso machine that hissed & gurgled in time to a melody of Neil Diamond Toons would be rather Cool..............

Coffee Messiah said...

nick: Never purchase a Saeco, if you value your money and coffee.

larry: Hard to say, but at that time, I'm sure they weren't spraying any chemicals on anything! ; )

robin: I can barely write these posts! ; (

dennis: That hissing lets you know it was working.

tony: Oh no, not Neil Diamond! ; (