The FAEMA E-61 was a revolution in espresso when it was presented in 1961. It represented the sleek design ushered in with the 60s -- and introduced the new technology that made espresso better for good.
Today, there is an E-61 machine operating right here in the Valley -- at the E-61 Espresso Bar at the Liberty Market in Gilbert -- and it is turning 45. Yes, that machine has been churning out gorgeous Italian espresso in cafes from Milan to Arizona since it was built in Italy on July 22, 1965.
In honor of the event, restauranteur Joe Johnston and the good folks at
Liberty Market will be serving up steaming cups of classic, Italian drinks from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the E-61 Espresso Bar in Liberty Market, 230 N. Gilbert Rd. Head on down and enjoy an espresso, macchiato or cappuccino, on the house.
All we know is, we're looking forward to its 50th.
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