On Monday, the Google doodle honors Angelo Moriondo, the creator of the first known espresso machine, on his 171st birthday. The artwork, which is complete with coffee, includes a GIF of an espresso machine. Olivia, a doodler, illustrated it. Moriondo was born into a family of entrepreneurs in 1851 in Turin, Italy. In 1884, he was credited with patenting the first known espresso machin
Moriondo’s ancestor created a liquor manufacturing firm, which was passed down to his son (Angelo’s father), who eventually formed the well-known chocolate company “Moriondo and Gariglio” with his brother and cousins.
The culture he inherited:
In his family’s footsteps, Moriondo followed in his father’s footsteps by purchasing two establishments: the Grand-Hotel Ligure in Piazza Carlo Felice and the American Bar in Via Roma’s Galleria Nazionale.
Customers had to wait a long time for their beverages before Moriondo’s invention. Moriondo’s innovation, unlike genuine espresso machines, was a bulk brewer. Which allowed him to greatly reduce the time he spent brewing coffee.
“Moriondo figured that making multiple cups of coffee at once would allow him to serve more customers at a faster pace, giving him an edge over his competitors,” Google stated on its site. To make coffee, his system employed a mix of steam and boiling water. It is built of a big boiler that forced hot water through a bed of coffee grinds. A second boiler that produced steam to flash the bed of coffee and finish the brew.
He showed his espresso machine at the General Expo in Turin in 1884. Then, he received a bronze medal after he directly supervised a mechanic and was hired to build it.
He then grants a patent for a “New steam apparatus for the economical and quick confection of coffee beverages, technique ‘A. Moriondo.'” He continued to work on his machine the next year in order to make more improvements.
Source- Hindustan Times