Coffee Maker: Necessity And Invention

As we all know, necessity is the mother of all needs. The same reason gave birth to the now known coffee maker to the world. The love of the people around the world for their beloved drink has been the sole reason of new inventions and technologies being used in the process of coffee making throughout the ages. Hundreds of years ago, the procedure of making coffee was as simple as boiling the coffee beans in water and serving the hot drink after removing the coffee beans from the water. However, the human nature of curiosity and experimenting with new things gradually gave birth to the coffee maker which can serve you a creamy, delicious cup of coffee by just pressing a few buttons on the machine.

A brief History:


The idea of boiling coffee with water was hundreds of years ago, however, gradually humans came to realize that there can be better options to enhance the taste of coffee. Thereafter in the 18th century, somewhere in France, the process of brewing the coffee was introduced. This process involved putting the ground coffee beans into a linen bag and then soaking it into hot water till the coffee gets infused into the water. Following this concept, the first coffee maker was introduced.

It had two levels, the upper level was meant to hold coffee in a cloth into which the water was poured. The water then drained into the lower level through the holes in the upper compartment. However, the major problem with this process was that the taste of cloth also got infused with the taste of coffee. Thereafter, several other inventions were also being done and a pumping percolator was also developed in France itself. In this percolator the hot water in the lower chamber was forced upwards through a tube which passed through the ground coffee and then back to the lower chamber. This technology acts as a base for the percolators being used even now.


Most of the earliest advancement and technologies for coffee making were developed in France only. Another American scientist living in France developed a French Drip Pot which also was helpful in keeping the coffee hot. The first ever metallic filter was also patented in France. France has played a major role in the development of coffee machines.

These earlier inventions only gave shape to the electric coffee machines which can provide you coffee over just a single press.

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