Quality Espresso: The Company

In Spain, the brands manufactured by Quality Espresso are the benchmarks used by foodser vice professionals when considering commercial espresso and cappuccino coffee machines. Gaggia is probably the first brand to come to mind due to historic reasons. Gaggia arrived in Barcelona in 1952, four years after Achile Gaggia filed the patent for espresso coffee extraction in Italy. In 1956, a competitor arrived in Spain in the shape of Faema. The presence of these two brands in Barcelona meant that Spain participated from the start in the expansion of Mediterranean espresso culture.

The Gaggia and Faema entities in Spain eventually separated from their parent companies. The former had created the Visacrem brand in 1967 and began selling in export markets under this brand.

The latter created the Futurmat brand in 1978, and this rapidly expanded to become the number one selling brand in Spain.

One of the key contributions to espresso technology, the incorporation of vertical release electro-valves underneath the group heads, was developed in Barcelona, and is now used by all our competitors. In 2001, Quality Espresso purchased these two historic brands. With its headquarters in the Barcelona factory built by Faema in the 1960’s, Quality Espresso sells espresso equipment around the world under the brand names Futurmat, Gaggia, Visacrem, Italcrem and Mairali (the latter two brands having been created in 1957 and 1989 respectively).

For further information about our company click here to download the corporate brochure of Qualiy Espresso.
  • To be leaders in the design, production and distribution of professional foodservice equipment for the preparation of beverages related to espresso coffee, fresh milk and tea, by offering a range of quality services and products which satisfy and meet the expectations and necessities of current and future clients.
  • To involve our clients, personnel and suppliers in the long-term development of the industry, applying the highest quality standards, using the finest raw materials in all production processes, and offering the best available equipment service in the market.
  • To contribute to the development and diffusion of the world of coffee.

Legal Information



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Corporation data:
Name: Quality Espresso S.A.
Domicile: Motores, 1-9
08040 Barcelona (Spain)
Fiscal number: A62499017
Registered: Registro Mercantil de Barcelona, Tomo 33371, Folio 0070, Hoja B-231271

Quality Espresso can be contacted by any of the following means:
Telephone: (+34) 932 231 200
Fax: (+34) 933 322 111



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No economic or mercantile transaction is established over the website, either with users or clients.

Certified Products

Quality Espresso offers products certified by independent laboratories and backed by an experience of over 60 years. Additionally, the activities and systems of Quality Espresso meet the requirements of ISO 9001: 2008