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    All about coffee - out of copyright

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    Just got an email from the AASCA re this ebooks availability for download, thought others might be interested too. Now I wish I had an Ipad et al to read it.

    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28500

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    Re: All about coffee - out of copyright

    Quote Originally Posted by 202E232C3B2D2C420 link=1274156881/0#0 date=1274156881
    Just got an email from the AASCA re this ebooks availability for download, thought others might be interested too. Now I wish I had an Ipad et al to read it.

    Yea I posted about this subject last year
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1244896093/15#15

    Speleomike liked it so much he bought the original book
    Check the link above for the photos

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    The HTML version seems fine to me :) Written in 1922 so pre Espresso will make for some interesting reading. Nice find.

    Love the Coal fired roasting plant *:o


    And this bit, must be a distant cousin or coffee keeps you young ;)

    "The coffee plant most cultivated for its berries is, as already stated, Coffea arabica, which is found in tropical regions, although it can grow in temperate climates. Unlike most plants that grow best in the tropics, it can stand low temperatures. It requires shade when it grows in hot, low-lying districts; but when it grows on elevated land, it thrives without such protection. Freeman[94] says there are about eight recognized species of coffea."

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    hmmm do recall that from the dark recesses of my brain now. Oh well just shows how far behind the AASCA is ;D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6C6B6F606862776760690E0 link=1274156881/2#2 date=1274158630
    Written in 1922 so pre Espresso will make for some interesting reading. *
    Thought this may be of interest http://bezzeracoffeemachine.com.au/
    Bezzera claim to have invented the espresso 21 years prior to 1922.
    Thought I had read this somewhere so did a bit of a search.
    The book looks like an interesting read, thought I might print it out but at over 600 pages perhaps not. *:)

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    Not always 100% but http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Espresso


    The first espresso machines were introduced at the beginning of the 20th Century, with the first patent being filed by Luigi Bezzera of Milan, Italy, in 1901. Up until the mid-1940s, when the piston lever espresso machine was introduced, it was produced solely with steam pressure.

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    Re: All about coffee - out of copyright

    Quote Originally Posted by 614E4745526D414E4147454D454E54200 link=1274156881/5#5 date=1274168829
    Not always 100% but *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Espresso


    The first espresso machines were introduced at the beginning of the 20th Century, with the first patent being filed by Luigi Bezzera of Milan, Italy, in 1901. Up until the mid-1940s, when the piston lever espresso machine was introduced, it was produced solely with steam pressure.
    Thanks for the confirmation AM. :)

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    You will find all the early machines were steam pressure brewed, so nothing like the current pressures of 9 bar. More of a brew on demand Moka Pot. And without wanting to stir up debate on if Moka brewed is Espresso or not ;)

    This one for a slightly more complete history http://coffee.wikia.com/wiki/Espresso

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7770747B73796C7C7B72150 link=1274156881/7#7 date=1274168956
    You will find all the early machines were steam pressure brewed, so nothing like the current pressures of 9 bar. More of a brew on demand Moka Pot. And without wanting to stir up debate on if Moka brewed is Espresso or not ;)

    This one for a slightly more complete history http://coffee.wikia.com/wiki/Espresso
    Some interesting time lines... Set in concrete or not.. Interesting.

    Espresso Timeline:

    In 1901 Luigi Bezzera filed a patent for the espresso machine that contained a boiler and four "groups". Each group could take different size filters that contained the coffee. Boiling water was forced through the coffee and into a cup. Ambrogio Fumagelli says that this was the birth of (fast) espresso coffee.

    In 1903 Luigi Bezzeras patent was then purchased by Desiderio Pavoni and put to market in a big way.

    In 1905 The Pavoni company begins manufacturing the espresso machines soley based on Bezzeras patent.

    In 1927 First espresso machine was installed in the United States. It was a La Pavoni Espresso Machine installed at Regios

    in New York.

    In 1938 Cremonesi designed a piston pump that forced hot water through the coffee. It was installed at Achille Gaggias coffee bar.

    In 1946 Gaggia begins manufacturing the commercial piston machine. Resulting foam or cream layered coffee or cafe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6067636C646E7B6B6C65020 link=1274156881/7#7 date=1274168956
    This one for a slightly more complete history http://coffee.wikia.com/wiki/Espresso
    Interesting read BF, certainly gives a better insight to development of the espresso process.
    Looks like Gaggia can be thanked for espresso machines as we know them today.
    Which has given me a thought for another thread. :)



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