I have never seen this Italian invention in person but after a brunch in Bologna I walked up to a lovely golden machine behind the bar. I asked the bartender what is this machine? He responded the first espresso machine. Oh! Moriondo's wonderful invention, the modern espresso machine. It was a joy to see in person, tall and shiny. Of course Italy the land of tradition still manufactures and uses this original espresso machine. And many food traditions still remain because of this very Italian stubborn brilliance.
I have written a short blog about Moriondo, click link below: