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Show Notes: In this episode, we go all the way back to 1820 to see the first uses of steam to aid in brewing coffee.
Inventions by Rabaut, Caseneuve, Romershausen and Parker are very similar to the modern day stovetop moka pot.
Mme. Vassieux's invention and production of the siphon coffee brewer
Early developments in the recirculating percolator
Edouard Loysel's Hydrostatic Coffee Maker
Development of the Press Pot
Explosions, limits of steam in both temperatures (excessive) and pressures (1.5bar average)
Gustaf Kessel's big single-coffee brewing boiler system
Angelo Moriondo's precurser to the Bezerra / Pavoni design
Luigi Bezerra's patent and early "Giant Type with Double Tap" coffee maker
Pavoni enters the scene, buys Bezerra's patents, and improves on them
The design of the disperson system and pressure relief valves
The Pavoni Ideale, the first machine marketed as an espresso machine
Pier Teresio Arduino's involvement in espresso
Marketing of espresso by Arduino
Experiments with screw down pistons and air pumps
Illy's work with the Illeta automatic espresso machine
Marco Cremonese's patent for pistons
Rosetta Scorza and Gaggia
Achille Gaggia's revelation moving from screw piston to spring loaded piston
edgrimly Senior Member Joined: 8 Apr 2005 Posts: 41 Location: Michigan Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Reneka BasicII, La Cimballi,... Grinder: Faema Burr, Braun Cheepos Vac Pot: Yes, no clue who made it... Drip: Bunn all da way baby Roaster: Otto Swadlo 5Kg, Original...
Posted Thu Apr 14, 2011, 9:39am Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Podcast Episode 69: The History of Espresso, Part 1
If you like espresso, you NEED to listen to this podcast. If you are thinking about inventing something, you NEED to listen to this podcast. If you like cool mechanical type history, you could listen to this podcast and find it interesting... If you like the smooth silky tones of Mark Prince's voice you definitely need a life,,, and to listen to this podcast.
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