The CoffeeGeek Podcast, Episode 69:
The History of Espresso, Part One
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
- Modern day espresso is born.
This is the MP3 version