When was the first coffee maker made
Like many other inventions, the history of the coffee maker began long ago.
The first coffee maker was invented in 1822 by Louis Bernard Rabaut. This machine utilized steam to power hot water though ground coffee. Dr. Ernest Illy made the first automatic coffee maker in 1933. But the contemporary coffee machine was made by Achilles Gaggia in 1946. By using a spring powered lever system, Achilles Gaggia invented a high pressure coffee machine. And in 1960, the Faema company produced the first pump driven coffee machine.
Melitta Bentz, a housewife from Germany created the first coffee filter. Melitta was searching for a method that brew the wonderful cup of coffee, which without it becoming bitter due to the over brewing. She made a decision to find a method to brew a filtered coffee. Firstly, pouring boiling water over ground coffee and having the liquid be filtered. Then, removing any grinds. Melitta Bentz didn’t stop experimenting with different materials until she finds that her son’s blotter paper was most effective, so the filter coffee system was born.
The filter paper and coffee filter were patented on June 20th, 1908. Melitta Bentz and her husband created the Melitta Bentz Company this year. The next year they sold more than 1200 coffee filters in Germany. Even though, the company never stopped their steps, which they also patented the filter bag and vacuum packing.
Japanese American chemist Satori Kato of Chicago invented just-add-hot water “instant” coffee in 1901. In1906, the first mass-produced instant coffee was invented by English chemist George Constant Washington. Washington observed dried coffee on his coffee carafe when he was living in Guatemala. He created “Red E Coffee” – the brand name for his instant coffee first marketed after experimenting in 1909. And in 1938, Nescafe or freeze-dried coffee was invented.
Nowadays, there are plenty of coffee makers on the market. Will any of the newer models become immortalized in the history of the coffee maker? Only time will tell. Certainly, there’s always room for innovation and invention.