Today’s doodle is dedicated to Angelo Moriondo on the occasion of his birth date, so we can’t help but remember him here too!
This video from the Economy Times illustrates Angelo Moriondo’s story in broad strokes
I immediately focused on the date: 1884.
1884, which is the date of publication of the patent in the Official Gazette of the Kingdom of Italy.
1884 which is the date on which the people of Turin, who already count the Bicerin among their specialties, enjoyed the world’s first espresso coffee.
1884 which is also the date when meridian 1 i.e. the Greenwich meridian was established.
But which also corresponds to exactly 100 years before what for me is the glorious and emblematic year 1984.
To get back to coffee, Bicerin and chocolate though, Angelo Moriondo must be credited with a taste for GOOD things, since after coffee he founded the Moriondo and Gariglio chocolate shop.
What struck me, is the historical sign, which reads “confetteria” exactly like Il caffè al Bicerin.
The people of Turin, accustomed to coffee and chocolate, are sympathetically described to us by The Economic Times as impatient with respect to brewing times.
But precisely because of this excelling in the art of brewing, someone claims that Turin is the true Italian coffee capital … as the saying goes … there’s no two without three, right?
Here is the poster for the upcoming Turin Coffee: coffee exhibition in Turin to be held on June 11 and 12, on which “Turin coffee capital.” stands out.
Trieste, Naples or Turin then?