We have long admired the build and craft of the Olympia Cremina, a small footprint manual lever coffee machine. It’s very well known in Europe and often passed down the family from generation to generation. We knew there wasn’t the representation in the UK this coffee machine deserved, to showcase these beautiful refined coffee machines.

The company itself was founded in Switzerland in 1928 and for the first few decades, built exclusively commercial espresso machines. In 1961, they began to try and sell to the domestic espresso market with the first ‘Cremina’ which was effectively a rebadged La Pavoni. In 1967, they moved the production in-house and this is where the Olympia Cremina we know today was made.

Many of these 1967 first Cremina’s are still in use today! This gives you an idea of the immense build quality of these espresso machines.