Google is celebrating the 171st birth anniversary of Angelo Moriondo, who is generally considered to be as the creator of espresso machines with a unique Google Doodle.
Angelo Moriondo was born on June 6, 1851 in Turin, Italy to a family of entrepreneurs who never stopped brewing new ideas or projects. His granddad established a liquor production company that was passed down to his son (Angelo’s dad), who himself would later build the famous chocolate company, “Moriondo and Gariglio ” along with his brother and cousin.
As per Google on its Google Doodle page, some time ago, in nineteenth-century Italy, coffee was the hottest thing around. Sadly, brewing methods required customers to stand by more than five minutes to get their drink. Enter Angelo Moriondo, the man who patented the first known espresso machine. Today’s Doodle celebrates his 171st birthday.
Emulating his family’s footsteps, Moriondo bought two establishments: the Grand-Hotel Ligure in the city-center Piazza Carlo Felice and the American Bar in the Galleria Nazionale of Via Roma. Notwithstanding coffee’s fame in Italy, the time spent waiting for coffee will brew troubled customers. Moriondo calculated that making numerous cups of coffee at once would permit him to serve more customers at a faster pace, giving him an edge over his competitors.
After directly supervising a mechanic he enlisted to construct his creation, Moriondo introduced his espresso machine at the General Expo of Turin in 1884, where it was awarded the bronze medal. The machine consisted of a huge heater that pushed warmed water through a bed of coffee grounds, with a second boiler producing steam that would flash the bed of coffee and complete the brew. He got a patent titled,”New steam machinery for the economic and instantaneous confection of coffee beverage ‘A. Moriondo’.” Moriondo proceeded to improve and patent his creation b in the following years.
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