Google Doodle: Google pays tribute to Angelo Moriondo, pioneer of espresso machines

Google is celebrating the 171st birthday of the godfather of espresso machines, Angelo Moriondo,

on June 6 with a special Google Doodle, inviting all coffee lovers to sip in tribute to the inventor.

Created by Olivia When, the doodle is painted in coffee colour and features a GIF of the espresso machine.

While coffee was extremely popular in Italy, people spent a lot of time waiting for the coffee to brew.

Moriondo came to the rescue of the customers and figured that making multiple cups of coffee

at once would allow him to serve more customers at a faster pace, giving him an edge over his competitors, Google said in a blogpost.

Moriondo patented the first known 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 said.