Google Doodle celebrates the 171st birthday of the inventor of espresso machines Angelo Moriondo. Here’s everything you need to know.
Do you like coffee? How much time do you need to make it? The Google Doodle on Monday, June 6, celebrates the 171st birthday of Angelo Moriondo, the man who patented the first known espresso machine. If you open Google, you’ll see a GIF of the espresso machine making coffee. Today’s Doodle artwork is known to have been created by Doodler Olivia When.
“Once upon a time, in 19th-century Italy, coffee was the most popular item around. Unfortunately, brewing methods required customers to wait more than five minutes to get their drink. Go see Angelo Moriondo, the man who made the first known espresso machine. Today’s Doodle is celebrating its 171st anniversary,” according to Google. Also read: Wordle 352 Answer for June 6, 2022: Feeling SOME? View Wordle puzzle Hints, Clues her
On inventing an espresso machine
After directly supervising a mechanic, Moriondo volunteered to build his invention. He presented his espresso machine at the General Expo of Turin in 1884, where he 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 that produced steam that would flash the coffee bed and complete the brew. He received a patent entitled “New steam engines for the economical and immediate confection of coffee drink, method ‘A. Moriondo’.” Moriondo continued to improve and patent his invention in the following years.
Google provided some insights on Moriondo, sharing 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 beverage production company which was passed down to his son (Angelo’s father), who would later build the popular “Moriondo and Gariglio” chocolate company with his brother and cousin. Also read: Apple WWDC 2022: What gifts will iOS 16 bring to iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 users?
Following in his family’s footsteps, Moriondo bought two establishments: the Grand-Hotel Ligure in the city center Piazza Carlo Felice and the American Bar in the Galleria Nazionale on Via Roma. Despite the popularity of coffee in Italy, the time spent waiting for coffee to be brewed bothered customers. Moriondo thought that making several cups of coffee at once would allow him to serve more customers at a faster pace, giving him an edge over his competitors.