The History of the Coffee Maker

The History of The Coffee Maker

Every coffee user is familiar with espresso and filter coffee, but how many are aware of their histories? Modern espresso machines range from a simple system that can eliminate the possibility of a poor brew. Let's examine the evolution of coffee makers throughout history to see how far we have come. Like many innovations, the coffee maker has a lengthy history.

The Evolution of Technology

Modern versions of coffee started to be created in the late 1600s and early 1900s. These techniques are still widely used today. Many of them have not changed, even though some have been improved.

  • Turks Method of making coffee?

The Turks, who were known for brewing coffee, are where the history of the coffee maker begins. the history of the coffee maker is mostly unknown from the time of the Turks till the invention of the first coffee serving spout in the eighteenth century.

The way the Turks make their coffee is one of those things that never change. They continue to use the same techniques as they did in 1645 even now. You simply need to boil some finely ground coffee with water, sugar, and a long handle in a little copper pot. It's just poured into your cup. Pay care to the last sip because if the grounds sink to the bottom, you're doing it correctly. Turkish coffee is not at all like espresso, yet it is still a wonderful beverage.

  • Infusion Brewing 1710

Coffee was once made by heating water and coffee grinds until filters became popular. All the coffee pot designs aim to catch the coffee grounds before the coffee is served. Common designs include a pot with a pointed pour spout that catches the floating grinds and a flat extended bottom to capture the sinking grinds. To catch grounds when coffee is poured, other designs include a large bulge in the centre of the pot. Around 1710, the Infusion brewing method is established in France. This method involves "infusing" ground coffee, which is often contained in a linen bag, in hot water until the required strength is reached.

  • Beggin Pot

In 1780, the Mr Biggin pot became available. It is the first coffee maker used for commercial purposes. This pot aimed to address the issue of insufficient drainage by making improvements to the flaws of cloth filtration. These pots can create 3 cups of coffee at a time. Under the cover is a tin filter. This design's problem was that if the grinding wasn't done properly, the water would pass through grinds that were either too coarse or too fine.

  • French Coffee Makers: The Vacuum Brewer

The first commercially effective vacuum brewer was created and patented in 1840 by a Frenchwoman who went by the name Mme. Vassieux upon her patent applications.

The ease of getting glass and manufacturing developments just opened up the door for further developments in coffee machine technology. It is made out of a glass vacuum pot with two globes inside (one on top of the other), joined by a tube that almost touches the lower globe's bottom. A filter would also be a part of the device at the tube's top entrance. The top portion would contain the ground coffee, while the bottom globe would contain the water.

  • The Moka Express (the 1930s)

You couldn't order an espresso from home. For this reason, Bialetti modified the pumping percolator of 1819 and produced a new model in 1933. This time, it had three pieces and was made of aluminium. The filter basket would have a tube coming from the bottom that would keep the coffee above the water, while the bottom portion was for the water. The empty upper container would be screwed onto the lower piece. On the bottom, there would be a second metal filter in addition to a rubber seal for sealing. This device, known as the Moka Express, produced coffee that was close to the espresso served in bars.

Coffee Maker nowadays

After all that background, a cup of coffee would be welcome. Well, go ahead and knock yourself out since there are so many options available today.

  • Pod Coffee Machines

The majority of coffee machines now on the marketplace include a set of matching pods. Consider spending some time experimenting with the amazing variety of strengths and flavours available.

  • Drip Coffee Makers

The drip coffee maker is likely the most popular choice for households, small businesses, and shared housing. You can watch the coffee brewing and how much coffee is inside at any one time thanks to the glass carafe. The coffee maker has a 1500-watt heater that is reliable and powerful.

  • Espresso machines

As opposed to coffee makers, cappuccino machines apply steam or pressure to force water through finely-ground coffee. The equipment has an electric 15-bar pump that can provide the high pressure needed for the extraction of strong and intense flavours during brewing. Using this cappuccino maker, becoming a café expert won't be at all challenging.

  • Behmor Connected Brewer

Amazon Alexa is already built into it, making a lovely, hot cup of coffee in the morning only requires using your voice. You will be able to speak directly to the Behmor brewing system using the Amazon Echo. Simply say, "Alexa, ask Behmor to start making my favourite coffee," to get the job done. Additionally, the app updates you on the status of your coffee and texts you to let you know when it's done.

There are so many coffee-making technologies that we use today, even if many of them have gone (nobody misses the pumping percolator). What is the ideal method for making coffee? Making a choice is challenging because home espresso makers just keep becoming better and better. In addition to having the necessary skills, you also need to have the extra cash to hire the best employee. The French Press or Turkish cezye are good options if you're comfortable with simple things. Your choice.


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