Proliferation of Percolation
Gravity fed drip coffee where water has percolated through a sedimentary filter bed produces the most clarified cups. The transparent appearance and the velvety mouthfeel are signatures of this increasingly popular and relatively new brew method. The first known exponent of paper filtered drip coffee was Melitta Bentz, who transformed blotting paper and a perforated brass colander into a billion dollar business.
Since the registration of Bentz’s original patent in 1908, filter coffee has grown to encompass many brands designed for hand and mechanical brewing alike. The majority of designs incorporate a conical shape,