24 Mar '12, 7am

Some late night coffee reading for you: How to Make Coffee, Circa 1918

I was doing some research for my thesis when I happened to stumble upon a full half page article in the New York Tribune from July 1918 about one of my favorite subjects: coffee. What really caught my eye was the image of a siphon coffee brewer, so I gave the article a read. Imagine my surprise to find out that in 1918, a mainstream press article was recommending many of the same things CoffeeGeeks recommend for brewing good coffee! There was solid advice about owning a grinder and only grinding fresh. This got me thinking: If experts have been recommending this for over 100 years, why hasn't this simple concept about great coffee caught on with the masses? There was also some serious advice about why boiling coffee was bad, and why percolators are bad as well for good tasting coffee. But the really interesting part about this article for me at least was the focus on sipho...

Full article: http://www.coffeegeek.com/opinions/cafestage/09-07-2011

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