Angelo Moriondo is an Italian patent for a steam-driven ‘instantaneous’ coffee beverage making device, registered in 1884 in Turin.

The author Bersten Ian, claims that he is the first discover of Moriondo’s patent.  He describes the device as: “… almost certainly the first Italian bar machine that controlled the supply of steam and water separately through the coffee” and Moriono describes as:’’... certainly one of the earliest discoverers of the espresso machine, if not the earliest.”

After seventeen years, in 1901, from Milan, Luigi Bezzera came up with some improvements to the espresso machine. On the 19th of December 1901, was applied the first patent from his number of these,which was titled:’’Innovations in the machinery to prepare and immediately serve coffee beverage’’, and granted on the 5th of June 1902.


When was the first Espresso Machine invented?

The founder of ‘La Pavoni’ company, Desiderio Pavoni, bought the patent in 1905 and began in a small workshop in Via Parini, Milan, to produce the machine industrially, one a day.


In Italy, because espresso bars providing a place for socializing, the rise of espresso consumption was associated with the urbanization. Further, provided the coffee was consumed standing up to encouraging the culture of ‘stand at a bar’, the local authorities controlled the coffee prices.

 In the United Kingdom, in 1950s, the popularity among youth grows by espresso, which prefers the coffee shop than the public houses, where they felt more welcome.

In the beginning , expatriate Italian espresso were down-market venus, providing appeal to the alternative counterculture/subculture, and were serving the working class Italian diasporas.; you can still see this in Italian American neighborhoods, United States, Boston’s North End, such as New York’s Little Italy and San Francisco’s North Beach.  In the 1980’s the specialty of   coffee culture has developed steadily to become one of the most demanded drinks in the market.  


Who Invented the First Coffee Maker?


The first drip coffee maker with a filter made of blotting paper was invented by Melitta Bentz, and the first automatic espresso machine was developed by Dr. Ernest Illy.

 In the same time, Alfonso Bialetti invented the world's first stovetop espresso maker, later becoming the most popular maker in Italy.


What is a shot of Espresso?

A shot of espresso is made by forcing about 1.5 ounces of nearly boiling water through tightly packed, finely ground espresso coffee. If everything goes well, what comes out is a dark brown, slightly thick liquid with a small amount of cream (foam) on top.