Angelo Moriondo was born on June 6, 1851 in Turin, Italy to a family of entrepreneurs. Enter Angelo Moriondo, the man who patented the first known espresso machine. His grandfather founded a liquor production company that was passed down to his son, who himself would later build the popular chocolate company, “Moriondo and Gariglio” alongside his brother and cousin
Google is celebrating the 171st birth anniversary of Angelo Moriondo, who is widely considered as the inventor of espresso machines.
In Google Doodle page, Google states that 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.