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Overlooked No More: Melitta Bentz, Who Invented the Coffee Filter

From www.nytimes.com

Melitta Bentz would start out her mornings in Dresden in a manner as mundane as the person in the apartment next door, and the one next door to that: with a cup of freshly brewed coffee.

But rather than feel refreshed and focused, Bentz found herself growing more annoyed with each sip.

“My mother, who had an excellent taste in coffee, was often irritated by the coffee grounds in her cup,” Horst Bentz, one of her sons, recalled decades later in an interview in a 1949 issue of Der Aufstieg, a German publication.

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