It was used for events, early testing of our blends, and now just special occasions. It was restored back in 1998 and is as good as new today. It may be making some special appearances this summer.
Little known secret - The original Cottage Inn Pizza was tired of their espresso machine and threw it out in the 90's- picked up by two Ann Arbor guys and then sold it - guess who has it? It's a four group lever Gaggia Orione with two Glass urn coffee brewers attached.
It's an Italian machine which received a rather gaudy premium treatment in San Mateo back in the 70's. It's the ultimate in kitch that makes this machine special.