karlpete Senior Member Joined: 13 Aug 2012 Posts: 1 Location: Florida Expertise: Just starting
Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012, 7:39pm Subject: Re: How to Make Coffee, Circa 1918, The Cafe Stage
Anne Lewis Pierce was my great-aunt and a generous spirit. Her great-uncle Benjamin Thompson, eventually Count Rumford, invented the drip coffee pot in order to avoid boiling and ruining coffee for the Bavarian court, army and indigent poor. Anne herself persisted with the Silex for the rest of her life as any dedicated chemist (MS from GWU in 1908) would understand and passed the affectation down through her nieces. She frequently championed coffee in her books, articles and analyses. I pulled a Silex off the stove when just tall enough to reach the handle and bear the scars.
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