La Cimbali is one of the oldest espresso machine manufacturers in the wold. The company was founded in 1912 by Guiseppe Cimbali, to produce copper goods. In the 1930ies they started to produce coffee machine, these where vertical models.
A couple of years after the production started with the modern, at that time, lever brewing group. Initialli with the La Cimbali Gioiello, La Cimbali Brillante, La Cimbali Granluce and later with the la Cimbali Rubino. The production of lever machines continued with the La Cimbali M15 and M20 brewing groups. Currently la cimbali doesn’t produce commercial lever espresso machines anymore.
Next to the commercial lever espresso machines they also started to manufactur domestic lever espresso machine. It started with the La Cimbali Microcimbali and later with the La Cimbali Liberty.