"The Godfather of Espresso"

Espresso's godfather, Angelo Morionado was born on June 6, 1851, in Turin, Italy, then known as the Kingdom of Sardinia.

Quick Info about Angelo

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Invention of the espresso machine

According to the Smithsonian Journal, it was credited with patenting the first known espresso machine in 1884.

Espresso machine technology

Espresso pumps water on demand through a ground mattress, and it generates steam through a second boiler, which can pour a layer of espresso

limited manufacturing units

He did not manufacture the invention on an industrial scale, spending the rest of his years modifying his machine and manufacturing a limited number of units.

Angelo Morionado Biography

He was born on 06 June 1851 in Turin, Kingdom of Sardinia. He grew up in Turin, Kingdom of Sardinia. Completed his studies at the local school in Turin.

Career of Angelo Morionado

Morionado began its development in 1884 at the General Expo Coffee Machine in Turin, where it was presented with a bronze decoration.

Awarded him a bronze medal

In 1884, at the General Expo in Turin, Morionado presented his invention, the espresso machine. Where it was awarded a bronze medal.

Angelo moriondo last day

He was 62 years old when he died on 31 May 1914. In the last days of his life, he was living in Marantino, Turin province of Italy.