Who is Angelo Moriondo’s Whose Birthday Google Is Celebrating Today?
Today’s Google Doodle is a tribute to Angelo Moriondo, inventor of the first known espresso coffee machine. And Google recalls his contribution to make coffee popular throughout the world on his 171st birth anniversary.
Google celebrates birthday of maker of the first espresso coffee machine
Angelo Moriondo invented the first espresso machine in 1884
He belonged to a family of entrepreneurs
Olivia When created the Doodle with a GIF of the espresso machine
Google Doodle Of The First Espresso Machine
The Doodle features three pictures. The first picture from the left is the first known espresso machine. The GIF shows coffee dripping in a cup. The second picture is the advanced version of the first machine that can brew coffee faster. The third picture is of the latest machine that can pour coffee in multiple cups.
Who Was Angelo Moriondo?
Born on 6 June 1851 in Turin, Italy, Angelo Moriondo’s family was always brewing new ideas or projects. His grandfather founded a liquor production company that was managed by his father. Moriondo launched a popular chocolate company with his cousin brother Gariglio and named it “Moriondo and Gariglio”.
What Was The Idea Behind Developing Espresso Machine?
Coffee was at its peak at that time. But coffee lovers had to wait for more than five minutes to get their drinks. It is so because brewing coffee manually was a time-consuming and labor intensive effort. Angelo Moriondo made the first espresso machine and got it patented by the international community.
What Was The First Known Espresso Machine?
Angelo Moriondo took his machine to the General Expo of Turin in 1884 where his invention received a bronze medal. Also, the invention was registered in Paris on 23 October 1885 and patented.
The original machine had two boilers. The first boiler was used to push hot water through a bed of coffee ground and the second boiler was for producing steam to flash the bed of coffee to complete the brew. This invention reduced the waiting time of coffee lovers and increased the sale and popularity of coffee as well.