Receive a free digital download of Antique Trader magazine when you sign up to receive our free e-newsletters. Eric Bradley November 2, Those who know me well know that I never go anywhere without my single-serve personal coffee maker. I have two of the pretentious little things, actually. One at home and one at work. You just flip a lever, drop in a pod and press a button that matches your portion. No fuss, no muss.
Coffee decant poured in a bowl Vacuum coffee brewer; a Bodum vacuum brewer in which the coffee is drawn back by pressure differential. Other coffee brewing devices became popular throughout the nineteenth century, including various machines using the vacuum principle. The Napier Vacuum Machine, invented in , was an early example of this type. While generally too complex for everyday use, vacuum devices were prized for producing a clear brew, and were popular up until the middle of the twentieth century. The principle of a vacuum brewer was to heat water in a lower vessel until expansion forced the contents through a narrow tube into an upper vessel containing ground coffee. When the lower vessel was empty and sufficient brewing time had elapsed, the heat was removed and the resulting vacuum would draw the brewed coffee back through a strainer into the lower chamber, from which it could be decanted. The Bauhaus interpretation of this device can be seen in Gerhard Marcks ' Sintrax coffee maker of
Move over Keurig, a 1945 Kwik-Drip coffee maker brings some Zen to weekend brew
Please note that some information is now out of date. On a cold and dreary Saturday, a ten-cent admission to the Empire Theater transported me to worlds I could scarcely imagine. Yet fantasy came crashing into reality the day my grandmother came home with her new vacuum coffee pot.