Espresso machines originally came about because of a goat herder and a hungry traveler. It may seem strange, but it is entirely true.
The goat herder noticed one fine day that his goats were acting extremely strange. They seemed like they had developed a sudden energy boost. On his search for the cause; he came across a red berry that the goats were snacking on. After trying the berry himself, he too experienced a sudden energy boost, which was witnessed by the lonely traveler. The lonely traveler, not wanting to miss an opportunity, decided to try the berry for himself and discovered the same results.
The traveler subsequently took the berries to his hometown and started putting them in the drinks of the local people. As the drink provided energy, he decided to take the idea from there.
The first Espresso machines ever to be made were in 1901 by an Italian manufacturing company. He was trying to create something that would speed up his employee’s work breaks and he came up with the idea of the espresso machine. Eventually sold in 1905, a new piston pump was later added to the machine to force water through a tube and into the coffee.
After World War II, production once again picked up and in 1946, a commercial Espresso machine was created. Ever since then it has simply been further developed by a number of companies, offering us the current modern versions with various different colors and features.