A coffee maker is a kitchen gadget that makes drinking coffee. You put ground coffee and cold water in the machine, and a few minutes later you have a hot brewed cup ready to drink.
The coffee maker traces its origins to the 1800s by the French. It was a manual system consisting of a can with a plunger in the middle. Ground coffee was mixed with water and allowed to sit for a while. The plunger was then pressed, and coffee strained through a piece of fabric.
Since then the coffee maker has advanced both in function and in aesthetics. The first percolator appeared in 1865 developed by James Mason.
In 1901, patents for an espresso machine were filed by Luigi Bezzera who went ahead to manufacture the device. Current versions of the device started being made in 1946 following an invention by Achilles Gaggia. He invested in his company Gaggia who still produce the old style coffee makers till today.
After the invention of instant coffee in 1906, the first automatic espresso machine was developed in 1933.
There are varying types of coffee makers in the market today. There are drip coffee makers, single serve coffee makers, percolators, and automatic espresso machines. The drip coffee maker gives you more options regarding capacity, style, and color, model, and pricing.
Coffee makers have come a long way improving on device standards. The temperature of the made coffee, the amount of time taken to brew, and the fraction of soluble elements in the ground coffee are the driving forces behind this innovation. Couple that with user-driven convenience features and there’s no end to the goodness being offered from these machines.
Coffee is the most popular beverage in the world. More than 2 billion cups are consumed each day.
Grab your cup and let the rich history mix with the rich taste – it has surely come a long way to get here.