Melitta German Coffee
How did people drink their coffee before Melitta? They simply put a spoonful of ground coffee beans into their mugs and poured hot water on top of it. This way you got all the flavor and rich taste in your coffee to enjoy. The problem was you ended up with a few unpleasant crumbs of ground coffee beans on your tongue, just when you were about to finish enjoying your perfect mug of coffee.
You would'nt like that would you? Mrs. Melitta Bentz of Dresden, Germany didn't either.
Melitta thought about a way to filter the ground beans out of the coffee without loosing
the coffee's flavor. She experimented with brass funnels and
her son's school ink blotting paper as filtering material. Melitta bit her teeth into it and
on June 20th, 1908, the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin granted
Mrs. Melitta a patent on a coffee filter using special filter paper.
Melitta and her husband Hugo started the Melitta Bentz company the same year. In 1909 they sold 1.200 brass coffee filters. Today, Melitta's grandsons Thomas and Stephan Bentz are running a group of almost 50 companies employing more than 3,200 people world wide.
Melitta German Coffee Products
Today, Melitta offers gourmet quality whole beans and ground coffee, next to their classic coffee filters. There is also a top-of-the-line series of coffee making equipment.
The Melitta Dessert Collection of 9oz ground coffee bags include:
- Blueberry Cobbler
- Caramel Macaroon
- Caramel Pecan Roll
- Egg Nog Coffee
- Gingerbread Coffee
- Home for the Holiday Coffee
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Sugar Cookie Coffee
Melitta also sells 11.5oz and 23oz cans of ground coffee. The series includes:
- Classic Light Coffee
- Classic Premium Blend
- Colombian Supreme
- Decaffeinated Classic
- Decaffeinated French Vanilla
- Decaffeinated Hazelnut Creme
- European Roast
- French Vanilla Coffee
- Hazelnut Creme Coffee
- Morning Decadence Flavored Coffee
A select number of farmers still grow their coffee the same way they have done for generations. They plant and nuture each coffee tree using only environmentally friendly techniques. These farmers harvest each crop by hand. The coffee from these farms is 100' organic and the flavor is pure. Melitta uses only these premium quality high altitude arabica beans in their line of World Harvest Organic Coffees. The Organic series 10oz bags includes:
- Enchanting Evening Organic Coffee Dark Roast
- Morning Bliss Organic Coffee Light Roast
- Sun and Moon Organic Coffee Light and Dark Roast
- Tranquility Decaffeinated Organic Coffee
Melitta's World Harvest Estate Coffees represent the ultimate finds of a search for the world's best coffees. Coffee drinkers around the world know about Hawaii's reputation for producing the ultimate in premium coffee. The coffee of the Lawa'i Estate on the island of Kauai, however, just may be the best kept secret. The Melitta World Harvest series of 10oz ground coffee bags include:
- Costa Rican Estate Blend Coffee
- Hawaiian Estate Blend Coffee
- Kenyan Estate Coffee