Google Doodle Pays Tribute to Angelo Moriondo’s 171st Birthday
By TOI Team June 6, 2022 Update on : June 6, 2022
On June 6, Google will honor the 171st birthday of the father of espresso machines, Angelo Moriondo, with a unique Google Doodle, urging all coffee enthusiasts to drink in honor of the creator.
Angelo’s father founded the well-known chocolate firm Moriondo and Gariglio with his brother and cousin. Moriondo also bought two more businesses, the Grand-Hotel Ligure in Piazza Carlo Felice and the American Bar in Via Roma’s Galleria Nazionale.
When coffee was immensely popular in Italy, people are spending a significant amount of time waiting for it to brew. Moriondo stepped in to help the customers and reasoned that preparing numerous cups of coffee at once would allow him to serve more clients at a faster rate, providing him an advantage over his competition, according to Google in a blog post.
Moriondo introduced his espresso machine at the Turin General Expo in 1884, where it received a bronze medal. He was granted a patent for new steam machinery for the economical and quick preparation of the coffee beverage.
Angelo Moriondo continuously developed his concept after manufacturing the first machine in collaboration with a technician. According to Il Globo, Moriondo comes from a family of entrepreneurs, thus each extra gadget he developed was utilized to help sell one of his enterprises.
Moriondo was born in 1851, an entrepreneurial family in Italy, never ceased generating new ideas. His grandfather established a liquor production firm, which was passed on from generation to his son, who eventually formed the well-known chocolate company Moriondo and Gariglio with his brother and cousin.