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Old 10-08-2018, 05:33 PM
 
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She just wanted a better cup of coffee.

Melitta Bentz, Who Invented the Coffee Filter

She tried and failed multiple times, until one day she ripped a piece of blotting paper from her sonís school notebook and stuck it into an old tin pot in which she had punched some holes.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/o...verlooked.html
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:36 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I've been making my AM coffee with a Melitta branded funnel for probaly 40 years now.
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I've been making my AM coffee with a Melitta branded funnel for probaly 40 years now.

Me too, at least 30 yrs....also like their coffee in the can but hard to find.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:18 AM
 
Location: North Oakland
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She just wanted a better cup of coffee.

Melitta Bentz, Who Invented the Coffee Filter

She tried and failed multiple times, until one day she ripped a piece of blotting paper from her son’s school notebook and stuck it into an old tin pot in which she had punched some holes.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/o...verlooked.html
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I've been making my AM coffee with a Melitta branded funnel for probaly 40 years now.
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Me too, at least 30 yrs....also like their coffee in the can but hard to find.
I started using the Melitta cone and filter system when I started to drink coffee in 1976, switched to either a Braun or Krups drip pot when those were the rage (late '80s/early '90s), gave coffee up entirely for ten years in 2003, after a six-week bout with pneumonia, then returned to the Melitta in 2013, when I recognized the latest hipster trend, pourover coffee, as another form of something I was quite familiar with, Melitta.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:54 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Me too, at least 30 yrs....also like their coffee in the can but hard to find.

I used to like their coffee but you're right, can be hard to find. Been drinking Louisiana coffee with chicory for many years now.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:56 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I started using the Melitta cone and filter system when I started to drink coffee in 1976, switched to either a Braun or Krups drip pot when those were the rage (late '80s/early '90s), gave coffee up entirely for ten years in 2003, after a six-week bout with pneumonia, then returned to the Melitta in 2013, when I recognized the latest hipster trend, pourover coffee, as another form of something I was quite familiar with, Melitta.

Oh gawd, I have a flip-phone too!

Thank goodness I use that and my coffee funnel out of sight of others, I'd hate to seen as a trend-following hipster.
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:32 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Been using a Melitta cone for many, many years. I see their coffee in stores but never tried it.
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Well, OP - you want to talk about Melitta coffee or Melitta coffee filters?
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:40 PM
 
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She just wanted a better cup of coffee.

Melitta Bentz, Who Invented the Coffee Filter

She tried and failed multiple times, until one day she ripped a piece of blotting paper from her sonís school notebook and stuck it into an old tin pot in which she had punched some holes.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/o...verlooked.html

My grannies used to make their espressos with a funnel, made with cloth like a heavy flannel. Tho these contraptions had no brand name they could be had for about 5 cents each way back in the day
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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A boyfriend introduced me to Melitta coffee (and filter cones) when we lived in San Francisco in the 1970's. I still use their filter cone, but can't find the coffee here in Omaha. Melitta European dark roast was my choice for an inexpensive and delicious coffee when I lived in Philadelphia. One can still buy Melitta on Amazon. but it's twice as expensive as it was a few years ago. Seattle's Best is a reasonable substitute. I like good coffee, but I'm not paying Starbuck prices.
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