For over 45 years, Ascaso has built a reputation based on quality, customer service and innovation. Founder Jesús Ascaso discovered his passion for coffee in the 1950s as a factory worker fabricating espresso parts for companies like Gaggia. With a head full of ideas and a commitment to integrity and quality, Jesús founded "Ascaso Factory SA" in Barcelona, Spain in 1962. The business began as an espresso machine spare parts supplier but quickly grew into a worldwide brand, and Ascaso now supplies espresso parts to more than 50 countries. Jesús' son, José Luis Ascaso, has taken over the reigns in the past 10 years with world-class leadership. He created an espresso machine factory and in addition to the ongoing espresso parts business, Ascaso now manufactures their own branded espresso machines, "for coffee lovers," around the world, staying true to Ascaso's original vision.