History of coffeemakers
To begin the history of coffee is dated back to the 12th century, where men in Africa began to drink it. As the legand has it a shepard in Ethiopia noticed his goats prancing around with great youth after they ate a red fruit.
Being curious he ate it and felt very fresh. His wife then gave it to the prist, he felt that baking it would weakin its power. He then pounded it and put it into water to put out the fire. He then drank the water and was later very energetic.
The Europeans began to become firmiliar and like coffee by the 19th century. The only people that could afford it were poets and rich people. This new need of coffee spread to the french, dutch,and then to brazillians.
There are many different types of coffee makers, each one makes a different type of coffee. The switch on the maker turns the heating element on and off.
A large percentage of the population loves to drink both coffee and espresso. We are all aware of the fact that coffee and espresso provide a boost of energy and they also warm your body up on those cold winter days. Most, however, are not familiar with the history of the coffee and espresso machines, themselves. Without these machines, we probably wouldn't see such a large population that can easily and affordably prepare these common drinks.
Where did coffee makers come from?
Since the days of the early Egyptians, coffee has been a staple beverage for most people. Though the Coffee bean originated in Africa, it quickly spread to neighboring countries, like Arabia and Egypt. The first method of preparation was to roast the beans on an open fire and then added to boiling water for consumption.
It is believed that coffee was probably considered a type of wine and used to barter and trade. Fermented in much the same as grapes, coffee was a source of energy and warmth for most, but some drank it because they loved the taste, too.
A man by the name of Mr. Laurens came up with the first coffee-making machine in 1818. The machine was constantly modified by coffee drinkers. The coffee machine was actually a product that had just as many patents by women as men, that was practically unheard of at that time!
Through the years, the machine has become a reliable, dependable and easy to use product. In the 1960's, the first filter machines were invented and the modifications have improved even more since then. Coffee machines began as crude looking inventions, but have evolved into many different styles, making it possible for a Governor and a Harley biker to own the same style!
Found in just about every home, the coffee machine is made by many manufacturers, including: Braun, Senseo, Kitchenaid, Krups and Pod.
Where did espresso machines come from?
Discovered by a goat herder and developed by a tired, hungry traveler, the espresso drink has provided many with the extra energy they may need. The goat herder noticed the goats acting like they had an extreme boost of energy. As he searched for his heard, he noticed they were snacking on a red berry growing from shrubs. Curious, he ate a berry and felt as if he had suddenly gained more energy as a result. At the same time, a tired, hungry traveler witnesses the occurrences and jumped at the chance to try it for himself. Having the same reactions as the herder and goats, he knew that they were on to something. He took some berries and began to add them to drinks for those in his hometown, as the drink seemed to be a good source of energy. The idea took off from there!
The first espresso maker is said to have originated in 1901, by Italian manufacturing company owner, Lugia Bezzer. He was simply looking for a way to help speed up his employee's coffee breaks. He figured out that if pressure was applied in the brewing process, the drink could be made in a lot less time. Nicknamed "The fast coffee machine", the espresso machine patent was sold in 1905. The new owner, Desidero Pavoni developed an espresso machine that used a piston pump to force water through a tube and into the coffee.
Modifications on the espresso machine were halted by the onset of WWII. Production picked up after the war and in 1946, the commercial espresso machine was invented. Since that time, the espresso maker has been produced by many name brand companies, including: Juda, Mr.Coffee, Kitchenaid and Braun. Offering various features, styles, colors and prices, the espresso machine has come a long way!
|Introduction of the Turkish Ibrik, originally designed to be heated in desert sand in order to brew coffee.||575 AD |
|The French Drip Pot is perfected by Count Rumford, an eccentric American adventurer who settled in Paris, France.|
Laurens, a Parisian metal smith invents the first coffee percolator. Meanwhile in America, settlers continue to prepare coffee the old-fashioned way, by boiling it. This universal coffee maker is christened the Cowboy Pot.
|The Golden Age of Coffee: Cluster of assorted inventions are introduced, including pressure steamers, glass balloons, vacuum or piston coffeemakers, pneumatic pump, the Napierian balancing siphon, locomotive coffee makers, grinders and roasters.|
|Manning-Bowman Percolator finds its way into the American home.||1890 |
|The double-glass-blown Cafetiere gains popularity thanks to a review in the House Furnishings Review magazine.|
|Frau Benz invents the Melitta coffee filter paper, eliminating the linen or cloth and creating an efficient disposal method for coffee.||1912 |
Achille Gaggia designs the first true Espresso machine to work without steam.
|Modern filter-type coffee machines developed for commercial use.||1960 |
| || || || || 2006||With the introduction of the FT and IS series, the number one selling coffeemaker offers new perks for coffee lovers who cherish their individual coffee moments. |