Although everyone’s favorite beverage has been around for centuries, really good coffee has a much more recent history thanks to Melitta Bentz, the innovative German housewife who revolutionized the world of coffee back in 1908. With the simple goal of improving the taste of coffee, she punctured a brass pot with holes, took a piece of paper from her son’s notebook and improvised an innovative two-part filter system.
And thus, drip coffee (still one of the most popular methods in the world – 60% of all coffee is brewed this way) was born. Since then, the Melitta brand has dedicated itself to providing the ultimate coffee experience with its gourmet coffees and coffee products – everything needed to make the perfect cup of coffee.
Celebrated annually each March in the U.S. since 1987, Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. In honor of her dedication to making great-tasting coffee, we raise our mugs to Melitta Bentz!