Did you know that Angelo Moriondo (6 June 1851 – 31 May 1914) is known as the inventor of the first espresso machine? He was Italian.
It would be his 171st birthday today, and we should be thankful for this man. Our daily dose of good coffee is thanks to him.
Moriondo presented his invention at the General Expo of Turin in 1884, where it was awarded the bronze medal. The patent was awarded for a period of six years on 16 May 1884 under the title of “New steam machinery for the economic and instantaneous confection of coffee beverage, method ‘A. Moriondo’.”¹