Google Doodle: Google pays tribute to Angelo Moriondo, pioneer of espresso machines
Google has created a special Google Doodle in honour of Angelo Moriondo, who is recognised as the creator of the espresso machine, who is 171 today.
On June 6, 1851, Angelo Moriondo was born in Turin, Italy, into an entrepreneurial family that was always starting new ventures.
Angelo’s father, who subsequently founded the famed chocolate firm “Moriondo and Gariglio” with his brother and cousin, inherited his grandfather’s business of producing alcohol from him.
On its Google Doodle page, Google claims that coffee used to be the most popular good in 19th-century Italy. Unfortunately, consumers had to wait more than five minutes for their drink due of the brewing processes.
Angelo Moriondo, the man who invented the first espresso machine, is present. In the Doodle for today, he turns 171.
By owning the Grand-Hotel Ligure in the city’s Piazza Carlo Felice and the American Bar in the Galleria Nazionale of Via Roma, Moriondo continued a family tradition.
Despite the fact that coffee is quite popular in Italy, customers found it challenging to wait for their coffee to boil. Moriondo reasoned that by making many cups of coffee at once, he could serve more people more quickly.
Moriondo built his espresso machine under the watchful eye of a technician he hired, and exhibited it at the General Expo of Turin in 1884, where it won the bronze medal.
A bed of coffee grinds in the machine received hot water from a large boiler, and a second boiler produced steam to flash the coffee bed and finish the brew.
A. Moriondo’s procedure was described in a patent for “New Steam Machinery for the Economic and Instantaneous Confection of Coffee Beverage.” Over the years, Moriondo kept developing and patenting his technology.