Melitta is the female founded coffee company that roots back to 1908 when 35-year-old Melitta Bentz invented the world’s first coffee filter at home in Germany. Patenting her now globally used invention, it was then that she founded Melitta. Today, the Melitta Group are innovators of some of the world’s leading coffee beans, high-tech machines and, of course, its famed filters.
Over the last century since Melitta Bentz first realised the brand, the group has been at the forefront of revolutionising the coffee industry. This spans from the invention of the paper filter back in 1908, to the first ground and vacuum-packed coffee in 1962, the launch of the first electric filter coffee maker in the German market in 1965, the patented AromaPor paper, and today’s Melitta coffee filters that are manufactured sustainably to FSC standards.
One of their latest innovations is the Latticia OT (One Touch) automatic bean to cup coffee machine. Designed to enable you to create top-tier barista-style drinks from the comfort of your kitchen; this machine is for coffee lovers who want to bring professional standards into their own home – and with its large size is a piece of equipment to embrace and be proud of rather than subtly hide away at home.
Featuring Melitta’s latest piece of technology which they have coined the ‘LATTEperfection System’, the Latticia OT’s signature trick is creating the smoothest and most foamy milk by enabling higher temperatures, complete with a fine-pored froth. With just one touch (as the name would imply), this machine allows you to choose from a café crème, the popular cappuccino, latte macchiato and milk froth.
With the option to adjust the coffee strength and grind to your taste using the silent grinder which functions extra quietly (to ensure your kitchen doesn’t necessarily sound like a public café) – this larger than life electrical coffee kitchen appliance also features an extra-large 1.5l water tank, 250g coffee bean container and a practical double cup mode. This makes it perfect for families or couples on the go as it’s a real time-saver allowing the preparation of two identical drinks simultaneously.
Melitta’s forward-thinking ethos also extends to their sustainable initiatives. Melitta say that the conscious coffee enjoyment that they offer with their products is closely connected with their business philosophy of sustainability – involving a lasting balance between economic, social and ecological interests. This ensures their long-term success whilst protecting people, animals and the wider environment to ultimately result in guilt-free coffee.
On a mission to create responsible products, each that have been designed for everyday use, Melitta optimise their products by always developing and improving to make sure that they are doing their very best to keep CO2 emissions as low as possible.
To pair with their coffee technology, Melitta also has a variety of coffee varieties ranging from the Melitta BellaCrema Speciale, LaCrema and Espresso or the Melitta BellaCrema Selection of the Year. Whist the barista-style coffee range Crema, Crema Forte and Espresso are recommended if you’re looking to perfect professional level coffee at home.
And for at-home coffee aficionados, it doesn’t stop there as you can also kit yourself out with their collection of accessories from thermal mugs, to coffee grinders, coffee jugs, glasses, mugs, kettles and individual milk frothers. Each of these is the perfect gift which, as the German coffee experts, they believe makes preparation and enjoyment bigger and better.
Purchase The Melitta Latticia OT for £549.
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