Melitta USA Celebrates Innovation on National Coffee Day

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Melitta North America, a brand well-recognized for exceptional quality in all aspects of coffee and coffee preparation, is using National Coffee Day to look back at an extraordinary 109 years of innovation since their founder, Melitta Bentz, invented pour-over coffee.


Melitta Bentz pioneered the two-part filtration system now used for drip coffee at her home in Germany in 1908. Since then, millions of people around the world have enjoyed her invention each and every day when preparing their own cup.


“National Coffee Day is the perfect time for us to reflect at how far we’ve come since Melitta Bentz invented an entirely new way of brewing coffee,” said Donna Gray, director, public relations, Melitta North America. “Melitta has led the way in coffee innovation for over 100 years. As we release the latest version of her invention, the Signature Series Pour-Over™, we’re incredibly proud of how we’ve been able to continue that spirit of innovation and perfect the hand-crafted coffee experience.”


The original pour-over came to life when Melitta Bentz grew tired of the bitter coffee that was full of grounds and prevalent in the early 20th century. Her search for a better coffee experience eventually led her to punch holes in a brass pot, line it with a piece of her son’s notebook paper, and invent the two-part filtration system we use in today’s pour-over and drip coffee worldwide. The company she created with her invention is still committed to that heritage and perfecting the art of pour-over coffee in the home with premium coffee and coffee accessories.


“The transformation of the coffee industry has far surpassed anything Melitta Bentz could have imagined when she started this company,” said Chris Hillman, vice president, marketing. “It’s a testament to her ingenuity that coffee aficionados still view the pour-over as the best way of making coffee and it continues to gain popularity among coffee lovers throughout the world.”


For more information on the latest innovations from Melitta, click here.


Credit:  Melitta North America

For more than 100 years, Melitta has dedicated itself to providing the ultimate coffee experience with its premium line of coffee, coffee filters and high quality coffeemakers, bringing European indulgence to life. The company was founded in 1908 by Melitta Bentz, after receiving a patent for her coffee filtering system consisting of a filter and filtration paper. The filter system was the first to successfully remove coffee residue in the brewing process, revolutionizing the way coffee was made. Melitta North America, Inc., part of the privately held Melitta Group in Minden, Germany, is headquartered in Clearwater, Florida. Melitta USA—a division of Melitta North America—produces coffee and filters in North America and markets the line in the U.S. For more information, visit www.melitta.comand follow the flavor: @MelittaUSA on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.


  1. Good coffee!

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