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The Olympia Express was founded in Chiasso in 1928, is a small family company which carries out the design and manufacture of coffee machines for restaurants or community. In 1960 he began producing coffee machines for home use that will continue with increasing success to the present day.

The first model marketed in 1961 is derived from La Pavoni Europiccola, with simple changes for comply more stringent safety standards: switch turned off, sub-base metal. The machines come directly from the Pavoni's factory, as evidenced by the serial number engraved on the group.

The sale covers the period 1961-1966 and are estimated 2000 machines produced.

Together with the Co-fer, Wunder and La Pavoni, are an interesting  quartet.

In 1967 was produced the first espresso machine designed and built completely in house: the model "Cremina". Characterized by the use of quality materials and careful workmanship in every detail, is the flagship production of Olympia and is defined as one of the best espresso machines in the world.

In the 70s was produced a new model called "Cremina Club".  We can define the bigger version of the Cremina, with more power and tank capacity doubled. It is not affected by the overheating of the typical group of almost all the lever machines.


year photo description logo note
1961 europiccola model   first version without sight glass
1962 europiccola model

(sn 222)

second version with sight glass (sn pavoni 2288) (contributed by Kurt Augustyns)
1964 europiccola model

(sn 983)

third version with drip tray and grid (sn pavoni 6435) (contributed by Stephan Tschopp)
1966 europiccola model

(sn 1688)

version analogue to previous with logo modified (sn pavoni A227) - contributed by Wouter van Went
1966 europiccola model

(sn 1739)

last version with logo modified (sn pavoni A268)
  Cremina   model with piston without spring
  Club   model  with power and tank capacity increased

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