History of Espresso Machine


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Did you know espresso has not always been made from a machine? Some people think that way because that’s how they’ve always seen it made. However, long before there were espresso machines to do our work for us. It wasn’t until the mid 1940’s that people and coffee shops all over began using espresso machines to make the beverage, at least in the United States that is.

Of course, espresso machines were popular in many European countries before the popularity of these machines came to the United States. In fact, the first espresso machine in Europe become known some 100 years before they were actually introduced in America. Louis Bernard Babaut invented the first espresso machine. But it took decades before the espresso machine was as easy to use and functional as the ones we know today. It handled about 1,000 shots of espresso an hour.

If you’re interested in the automatic espresso machine, this concept was later introduced in the first half of the 1900s. An individual known as Illeta actually used compressed air to make the whole espresso-making process faster, which it was able to accomplish successfully. There you have it: everything you have ever wanted to know about how espresso machines came into production!

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Is Coffee More Popular than Sex?

sex more popular than coffee

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According to a recent survey conducted by Le Méridien hotels, some would prefer coffee over sex for. The survey found that coffee surpasses sex as the ideal wake-up call according to more than half (53%) of the global respondents. Further, 78% of respondents would rather give up alcohol, social media or sex with their spouse for a year rather than forfeit coffee. It didn’t say if they would give up sex with their lover in favor of coffee ;-)

Spilling the Beans:
• A majority of respondents (51%) feel they could go longer without sex than coffee.
• Of all the effects felt from lack of coffee, approximately one-fourth (28%) feel
less creative, 22% cannot get out of bed, and 16% say that they are not able to talk
to other people without it.
• 73% of respondents would give up television and internet in a hotel for the perfect cup of coffee.
• The majority of respondents (63%) would give up alcohol over coffee

These are pretty astonishing results as most would expect nookie to be more popular than java. Le Meridien hasn’t wasted any time on putting the results of this survey to good use for their hotels. They’ve added a Master Barista onsite at each one of their properties. Every hotel will have it’s own dedicated coffee space in their lobby.