Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, as people from all over drink it, many on a daily basis. Although its such a popular drink, and has remained a staple for so many years the way people enjoy it has changed quite a bit. New coffee makers are changing the way people brew their coffee and enjoy a cup, and coffee’s long history has shown it hasn’t always been so easy to make. Now is the best time in history in terms of ease of consumption.
Since way back when, making a cup of coffee was a simple process. Roasted and ground coffee bean were placed in a pot or pan, to which hot water was added, followed by attachment of an lid to commence the infusion process. Pots were designed for brewing coffee, all with the goal of trying to trap the coffee grounds prior to the coffee is poured. Typical designs feature a pot with a toned expanded bottom to catch sinking grounds and a sharp pour spout which traps the floating grinds. Other designs feature a wide bulge in the center of the pot to catch grounds when coffee is poured. .
In France, in about 1710, the Infusion brewing process was introduced. This involved submersing the earth coffee, usually enclosed in a very linen bag, in hot water and letting it steep or “infuse” till the desired strength brew was achieved. Nevertheless, throughout the 19th and also the early 20th hundreds of years, it was considered adequate to add ground coffee to hot water in a pot or maybe pan, boil it until eventually it smelled right, and pour the brew in to a cup. There were a lot of innovations from France from the late 18th century. With help from Jean Baptiste de Belloy, the Archbishop of Paris, the idea that coffee must not be boiled gained acceptance. The primary modern method for making coffee by using a coffee filter–drip brewing–is over 125 years old, and it is design had changed little. The biggin, originating in France ca. 1780, was a two-level pot holding coffee in a very cloth sock in an upper compartment into which water was poured, to drain through holes from the bottom of the compartment to the coffee pot below. Coffee was then dispensed from a spout on the side of the pot. The caliber of the brewed coffee depended on the size of the grounds – too course plus the coffee was weak; too fine plus the water would not drip the filter. A significant problem with this approach was the taste of the material filter – whether cotton, burlap or an old sock – used in the taste of the coffee. Around the very same time, a French inventor developed the “pumping percolator”, during which boiling water in a bottom chamber forces itself up a tube and trickles (percolates) through the earth coffee back into the end chamber. Among other France innovations, Count Rumford, an eccentric American scientist residing in Paris, developed a French Drip Pot with an insulating water jacket to maintain the coffee hot. Likewise, the first metal filter got its start and patented by France inventor.
As you can see history behind coffee is quite extensive , and far different than the advanced machines we use in today’s coffee brewing.