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Who is Angelo Moriondo? Google pays tribute to mark his 171st birth anniversary by making a doodle

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Lucknow: You will find coffee lovers in every corner of the world. There will be some of these coffee lovers who love espresso, but do you know who is the godfather of the espresso machine? The search engine Google today on 6 June 2022 celebrates his 171st birth anniversary by making a doodle, the inventor of the espresso machine, Angelo Morionado.

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To mark the 171st birth anniversary of Angelo Mouriondo, Google has created a GIF showing an espresso machine in an artwork made entirely out of coffee. This doodle is made by Olivia Whin.

Who is Angelo Moriondo?
Angelo Morionado was born on June 6, 1851, in Turin, Italy, into a family of businessmen. Mouriondo’s grandfather founded a wine production company, which was passed on to his son (Angelo’s father), who later started the popular chocolate company “Moriondo and Gariglio” with his brother and cousins.
Following in his family’s footsteps, Morionado purchased two establishments, the Grand-Hotel Ligur in Piazza Carlo Felice in the city center and the American Bar Via Roma in the Galleria Nazionale.

Given the popularity of coffee in Italy, Morionado thought that by brewing several cups of coffee at once, he would be able to serve coffee to as many customers as possible, giving him an edge over his competitors.

His machine used a combination of steam and boiling water to make coffee. His espresso machine had a large boiler that sent hot water to the coffee bed by force. At the same time, the second boiler produced steam, which helped in making coffee. Morionado introduced his espresso machine at the General Expo in Turin in 1884, where he won a bronze medal.

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