Synesso | Our Story
Synesso was born out of founding engineer Mark Barnett’s drive to create a temperature stable, reliable, and long-life premium commercial espresso machine beyond what was available from traditional manufacturers.
After leaving his engineering tenure with La Marzocco-USA and with a second mortgage drawn against his home, Mark and wife Sandy Schneiter worked from their garage to design and build the first Synesso equipment, which debuted the now-famous Synesso temperature stability and robust build quality. ‘Machine #1’ was placed on Broadway Ave, in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood. It was called ‘Engineered Perfection’ by the leading coffee professionals of the day and the rest is history!
One unit at a time, Mark & Sandy sold equipment to a core group of believers around the world who dared to think differently beyond the traditional, big-business Italian manufacturers. They sought the American approach to espresso equipment and what would become the Synesso hallmark: incredibly well-built, premium quality, and innovative machines that last forever and owners trust to perform year-after-year.
Today, Synesso is a premiere global manufacturer of commercial espresso machines for the Specialty coffee market. Our owners trust Synesso’s famous build-quality, long-term reliability, and precision performance to bring their coffee visions to life. All from a company and team of people that are a joy to work with.
This is what makes Synesso…Synesso!