It began with love at first sip. Once mankind uncovered the taste of coffee and became addicted to the soothing effect of caffeine on his tongue and body, that was when the idea of coffee maker came about. But the process was tough as the pioneers in producing coffee makers faced problems like occasional blowing up and burning of coffee.
History And Origin Of Coffee Makers It began with love at first sip. Once mankind uncovered the taste of coffee and became addicted to the soothing effect of caffeine on his tongue and body, that was when the idea of coffee maker came about. But the process was tough as the pioneers in producing coffee makers faced problems like occasional blowing up and burning of coffee. It was generally believed that women running the houses of ill repute to be the original coffee makers. As early as 1674, men were spending too much time drinking at local coffee houses. So much so that the women in England attempted all means and ways to outlaw coffee. That started the coffee revolution. Coffee makers in the 1600's and 1700's came about in different styles. The earliest designs had a common fat bulge in an effort to help retain the coffee grounds when serving coffee. One creative individual by the name of Mr Biggin put coffee in a sock in an effort to fill the grounds in 1780. Besides cloth, he also tried cotton, wool, burlap and other fabrics to filter coffee. In 1802, metal filter came into use. 1800s was the period of rapid coffee maker development. Madame Vassieux from Lyons created a vacuum coffee maker while Madame Richard manufactured a vacuum style coffee maker. Vacuum and percolator coffee makers were a common sight. In 1818, a Parisian metal smith developed the first coffee percolator. In America, the Cowboy Pot was the coffee maker of choice. Between 1835 to 1850, countless coffee makers are invented. Glass balloon, vacuum system, piston system, pressure steamer, Naperian balancing siphon and other coffee makers came into place. The birth of the Manning-Bowman Percolator happened in 1890. House Furnishings Review magazine endorsed Cafetiere double blown-glass coffee maker. The Raparlier coffee maker also featured a filter made of hemp. Vacuum and percolator coffee makers continued created in different syles. Plunger filters were first introduced in the 1900's. The principle is still implemented to coffee makers today. Some say that it is virtually impossible to make a bitter cup of coffee with a plunger style coffee maker. As the 1900s came by, Willy Brandl devised first ever electric coffee maker. The major transition in this case was the switch that automatically turned the coffee maker off when the liquid level was low. Coffee filters as we know them today were born in 1912. Frau Benz created Melitta coffee filter paper which ended the dynasty of cloth coffee filters and began the era paper filiters. Compared to cloth, they were easier to use and dispose of. Mr. Coffee came about in 1972. This automatic drip coffee maker became hot cakes and and then the common kitchen appliance in homes and businesses everywhere. After Mr. Coffee signed Joe DiMaggio to be the company spokesman in 1974, Mr. Coffee became a household name. With that said, coffee makers have certainly came a long way from the Cowboy Coffee Pot. From simple instruments to sophisticated machines over the last hundred years. Besides using automatic drip coffee makers, you might want to consider automatic espresso machines which can produce not just conventional coffee but other types as well as in espresso, cappuccino, mocha and latta. Find out more here.
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