Conti espresso machines was founded In 1950, by M. Siksik. in Monaco France, one of the few French coffee machine makers. He called his company ‘Conti’, inspired by the home of his original factory, located on Quai Conti on the South Bank of the River Seine in Paris. The building now hosts the famous ‘Monnaie de Paris’ or Paris Mint, a government-owned building, famous for producing France’s coins.
Six years later in 1956, Prince Rainier of Monaco was keen to build a stronger economy for Monaco and wanted to attract more companies to the principality. The Conti factory in Paris was invited to move its manufacturing facilities to Monaco, where there are still based today.
One of the 1st machines produced was the iconic lever machine Princesse . Twin Star 2 was made in the 1990s followed by XEOS and to celebrate 60 years in business, the Sixty was made - only 60 were produced. MC Ultima, Monte Carlo, X-One range, and CC202, CC100 now make up the current range of machines. CL100 is the only lever produced by Conto today.