Whether you love coffee or not, you probably heard of Illy. The Illy expresso machine was created by Francesco Illy, a man who was born in Timisoara in 1892.
In his honor, the city of Timisoara will create a coffee museum dedicated to Francesco, the man who has invented the espresso machine. The new museum will be located in one of the water towers. According to
Francesco Illy has also received the distinction of honorary citizen of Timisoara in 2014 and his
Illy was born in 1892 in a mixed family. His mother was German and his father was Hungarian. He has worked as an accountant and also as a coffee machine inventor. After graduating from secondary school he moved to Vienna where he worked for two companies. At the age of
In 1933 he has invented the first automatic coffee machine which has replaced the steam