Dripping Coffee History

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melitta_bentzAmalie Auguste Melitta Bentz (31 January 1873 — 29 June 1950), born Amalie Auguste Melitta Liebscher, was a German entrepreneur, who invented the coffee filter in 1908.
tumblr_n5vy1fzbvy1rf6004o1_400As a housewife, Bentz found that percolators were prone to over-brewing the coffee, espresso-type machines at the time tended to leave grounds in the drink, and linen bag filters were tiresome to clean. She experimented with various means, but ended up using blotting paper from the school exercise-book of her son Willi and a brass pot perforated using a nail. When the grounds-free, less bitter coffee met with general enthusiasm, she decided to set up a business.

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