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#31: Post by OldNuc »

It needs exposure in the European steam engine community. Moriondo machines were all heated by external combustion of one sort or another and any survivor is likely separated from its original heat source, no electricity.


#32: Post by patrickff »

Thank you for the insightful reporting :D

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#33: Post by BaristaBoy E61 »

pootoogoo wrote: It appears that this Martina workshop is certainly the Torinese Officine "G. Martina", founded 1860, that was producing machinery for the chocolate industry (the link is very easy to make with Moriondo's family business).

Re: Post# 18

It's amazing how much some of the Cacao processing machines resemble coffee processing machines.

I recently toured a chocolate factory and took theses pics, similar to those in the posted ads of Post# 18.

"You didn't buy an Espresso Machine - You bought a Chemistry Set!"

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#34: Post by pootoogoo (original poster) »

You are right, Cacao and coffee bean preparation shares a lot of historical & technical development.
In both cases, the Europeans put a lot of science knowledge into shaping its taste to their own gustatory habits.

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#35: Post by pootoogoo (original poster) »

A recent post from Collezione Maltoni lead me to few reproductions of the Moriondo machine.

There is one visible at the Lavazza museum in Turin.

Apparently, the Officine Maltoni is also working on a reproduction:

Another reproduction was (is) also visible at Piovà Massaia (together with paintings of Moriondo's son, the artist Giacomo Moriondo):

All these reproductions were made, apparently, from the original patent (visible here)

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#36: Post by HB »

A friend of mine mentioned that today is Moriondo's birthday. In recognition, I'm waking up this thread from 2018. Moriondo's invention sounds more like an industrial-sized Moka pot than what we'd call an espresso machine, but hey, it's still cause to celebrate.
Wikipedia wrote:Angelo Moriondo (Turin, 6 June 1851 - Marentino, 31 May 1914) was an Italian inventor usually credited for patenting the earliest known espresso machine, in 1884. His machine used a combination of steam and boiling water to efficiently brew coffee.Angelo Moriondo came from an entrepreneurial family. His grandfather founded a liquor producing company that was continued by his father Giacomo, who later founded the chocolate company Moriondo and Gariglio along with his brother Agostino and cousin Gariglio. Angelo purchased the Grand-Hotel Ligure in the city-centre Piazza Carlo Felice and the American Bar in the Galleria Nazionale of Via Roma.
Among the Wikipedia references are more details, including the dispute about who is the "Father of Espresso".
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#37: Post by caeffe »

Today's Google Doodle honors Moriondo. It is his 171st birthday today.

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#38: Post by bobkat »

Happy Birthday Signore Moriondo! So is Moriondo the guy that created the rabbit hole that we all go down?

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#39: Post by TomC »

Just shared by Maltoni on Facebook, this great video from 2018

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