Moriondo was born in a family of entrepreneurs in 1851 in Turin, Italy. He is credited for patenting the earliest known espresso machine, in 1884.
The Google doodle on Monday is celebrating Angelo Moriondo, inventor of the first known espresso machine, in the event of his 171st birth anniversary. The artwork, made entirely with coffee, features a GIF depicting the espresso machine. It’s illustrated by Doodler Olivia When.
Moriondo’s grandfather based a liquor production firm that was handed down to his son (Angelo’s father), who himself later constructed the favored chocolate firm, “Moriondo and Gariglio” along with his brother and cousins.
Following in his family’s footsteps, Moriondo bought two establishments: the Grand-Lodge Ligure within the city-center Piazza Carlo Felice and the American Bar in the Galleria Nazionale of By way of Roma.
Before Moriondo’s invention, the customers must wait for a long time to get their drinks. Not like true espresso machines, Moriondo’s invention was a bulk brewer — which helped him cut his time in coffee making significantly.
“Moriondo figured that making multiple cups of coffee without delay would enable him to serve extra clients at a quicker pace, giving him an edge over his competitors,” Google said on its site.
His machine used a mix of steam and boiling water to brew coffee. It consisted of a giant boiler that pushed heated water via a bed of coffee grounds, with a second boiler producing steam that may flash the bed of coffee and complete the brew.
After instantly supervising a mechanic he enlisted to build his invention, Moriondo presented his espresso machine at the Common Expo of Turin in 1884, the place it was awarded the bronze medal.
He received a patent titled, “New steam machinery for the economic and instantaneous confection of coffee beverage, method ‘A. Moriondo’.” Following the yr, he continued to work on his machine to make further improvements.