Google Doodle pays tribute to godfather of espresso machines Angelo Moriondo

    Google Doodle is celebrating 171st birthday of the inventor of espresso machines Angelo Moriondo. Here is all you need to know.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 12:56 IST
    Google Doodle celebrates 171st birthday of Angelo Moriondo.
    Google Doodle celebrates 171st birthday of Angelo Moriondo, inventor of espresso machines. (Google)
    Google Doodle celebrates 171st birthday of Angelo Moriondo.
    Google Doodle celebrates 171st birthday of Angelo Moriondo, inventor of espresso machines. (Google)

    Do you like coffee? How much time does it take for you to make it? The Google Doodle on Monday, June 6 is celebrating the 171st birthday of Angelo Moriondo, the man who patented the first known espresso machine. As you will open Google you will be able to see a GIF depicting the espresso machine that is making coffee. It can be known that today's Doodle artwork has been made by Doodler Olivia When.

    "Once upon a time, in 19th century Italy, coffee was the hottest item around. Unfortunately, brewing methods required customers to wait over 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," Google said. Also Read: Wordle 352 Answer for June 6, 2022: Feeling GLOOMY? Check out Wordle puzzle Hints, Clues her

    About inventing espresso machine

    After directly supervising a mechanic Moriondo enlisted to build his invention. He presented his espresso machine at the General Expo of Turin in 1884, where it was awarded the bronze medal. The machine consisted of a large boiler that pushed heated 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 received a patent titled,"New steam machinery for the economic and instantaneous confection of coffee beverage, method ‘A. Moriondo'." Moriondo continued to improve and patent his invention in the following years.

    Giving some insights about Moriondo, Google informed that he was born on June 6, 1851 in Turin, Italy to a family of entrepreneurs who never stopped brewing new ideas or projects. His grandfather founded a liquor production company that was passed down to his son (Angelo's father), who himself would later build the popular chocolate company, “Moriondo and Gariglio” alongside his brother and cousin. Also Read: Apple WWDC 2022: What gifts will iOS 16 bring for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 users?

    Following in his family's footsteps, Moriondo purchased two establishments: the Grand-Hotel Ligure in the city-center Piazza Carlo Felice and the American Bar in the Galleria Nazionale of Via Roma. Despite coffee's popularity in Italy, the time spent waiting for coffee to brew inconvenienced customers. 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.

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    First Published Date: 06 Jun, 09:13 IST
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