Google Doodle today in honor of Angelo Moriondo, the Italian creator who created the espresso machine.
Image created by Olivia When featuring a GIF of the first known espresso machine. It has been painted with coffee.
Angelo Moriondo (June 6, 1851) was an Italian inventor often credited for patenting the earliest known espresso machine in 1884. His machine used a combination steam and boiling water to brew coffee efficiently.
While humanity has enjoyed coffee for centuries, our predecessors did not have the same multitude of options available for brewing coffee as we do today. One of the most dynamic and well-known options is brewing one or more espresso cups.
While coffee is hugely popular in Italy, people have spent a lot of time waiting for the coffee to be brewed. Moriondo came to the rescue and realized that brewing multiple cups of coffee at once would allow him to serve more customers faster, giving him an edge over his competitors, Google said in a blog post.
The third meaning behind espresso is the basic technique used to make the coffee. The mechanical espresso method is credited to Angelo Moriondo – born in Turin on June 6, 1851 – who patented and introduced the first espresso machine in 1884.
Moriondo introduced his espresso machine at the Turin General Exhibition in 1884, where it was awarded a bronze medal. He received a patent titled “New Steam Machine for Instant and Economical Method of Brewing Refreshing Coffees”.