A Very Simple Method of Making Coffee.
Coffee Preparation in the 1860s
All I have to say is: Thank goodness for paper filters! Which leads us to some very interesting trivia. The paper coffee filter was invented by a woman, Melitta Bentz, in 1908. No surprise that a woman would have invented the paper filter. I would have been searching for an alternative, too, if I were in the kitchen sewing muslin filters, cleaning muslin filters, and changing them out of the coffee ring multiple times a day. What a hassle. Surprised it didn’t happen until 1908.
If you have a moment, check out Melitta Bentz’s personal story, she was a pretty amazing woman and her company is still in business.
Cheers to Ms. Bentz!
From Mrs. Beeton’s recipe collection c. 1861.
To keeping warm in January!