Designed in the late 40s by Milan designer Giordano Robbiati, the La Sorrentina coffee machine has returned from the Atomic Age and is now available to buy online.
The new version of the La Sorrentina wisely keeps the original design, but mixes new materials with old-fashioned hand production and testing – claimed to last a lifetime. It can produce from two to six espresso sized ‘shots’ and quickly froth and heat milk for cappuccinos. It also works perfectly on gas and electric stoves.
All of that obviously comes at a price – $450AUS, which works out at around £203.