Google pays tribute to inventor
Google Doodle pays tribute to inventor of espresso machine. Google celebrates the 171st birthday celebration of the guru of the espresso machine, Angelo Moriondo, on June 6, by releasing the launch of a special Google Doodle which invites all coffee drinkers to sip to pay tribute to the man who invented.
The design was created by Olivia When, the doodle is drawn in coffee colours and includes an GIF of the espresso maker.
Although coffee was a hugely popular drink in Italy however, the customers spent a significant amount of time waiting around for coffee to be brewed. Moriondo was able to come to the aid of his customers and realized that making several cups of coffee at the same time could allow him to provide more customers at a quicker rate, which would give him an advantage over his rivals, Google said in a blog post.
Moriondo invented the first espresso machine. “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,” it claimed.
Moriondo introduced his machine to his participation in the General Expo of Turin in 1884, and was presented with an award of bronze. Moriondo was awarded a patent entitled, “New steam machinery for the economic and instantaneous confection of coffee beverage, method”.
Born into an entrepreneurial family located in Italy around 1851. Moriondo was never averse to brewing new ideas or pursuing projects. His father founded an alcohol production company which was passed on through the youngest Son (Angelo’s father) and who created the well-known chocolate company “Moriondo and Gariglio” alongside his brother and his cousin.