One man who was part dreamer and part innovator. Edward Loysel de Santais, a man from generations of engineers, took his training in machines and married it to his love for coffee, producing what became known as the world’s first commercial coffee machine. He introduced the world to his hydrostatic urn at the Paris Exposition in 1855, where it made over 1000 cups of coffee an hour! Loysel was a pioneer, and his work with steam pressure became the springboard for the espresso machines we see today.