Celebrated every year on November 23.
The word “espresso” comes from several different meanings
of the word “expressing”.
It combines the meanings of
the pressure used in brewing the espresso
with the quick delivery of the process.
Also it sounds cool.
In 1884 a steam-driven “instantaneous” coffee-beverage-making-device
was patented by Angelo Moriondo.
This machine was able to quickly make a lot of very strong coffee
that was rich in flavor.
Since then several other similar devices were built and patented
that improved the process even more.
One of the very important improvements
was the ability to make single cups of espresso.
Which made it more fit for use in cafe’s and restaurants.
“Espresso is to Italy,
what champagne is to France.”
— Charles Maurice de Talleyrand