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Melitta is a Germanymarker-based company selling coffee, paper coffee filters, and coffee makers, part of the Melitta Group, which also has Melitta branches in other countries world-wide. The company is headquartered in Mindenmarker, North Rhine-Westphaliamarker.

It is named after housewife Melitta Bentz (1873-1950), inventor of the drip brew paper coffee filter (German patent granted July 8, 1908).

The Utah teapot is a 3D model of a Melitta teapot which has become a standard reference object in the computer graphics community.

Company History

In 1908, Melitta Bentz, a housewife from Dresden, Germany invented the first coffee filter. On July 8, 1908, Melitta Bentz received a patent registration for her "Filter Top Device lined with Filter Paper" from the Patent Office in Berlin. The 35-year-old housewife was transformed into a businesswoman and, during the same year of her invention, the company bearing her name was established.

Melitta USA

Melitta USA, headquartered in Clearwater, Florida is part of the privately held Melitta Group of Minden, Germany. Melitta USA is responsible for the sales and marketing of Melitta coffee filters, coffee and non electric coffee systems in the USA.

Melitta's coffee filters are manufactured in Clearwater, Florida and the company has a coffee roasting operation located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Melitta USA has been roasting coffee in this location for more than 40 years.

Melitta USA's Product Portfolio

• Melitta Premium Coffees

• World Harvest Estate Coffees (Organic)

• Melitta Universal Premium Coffee Pods

• Melitta Coffee Filters

See also


  1. " Service addresses." Melitta. Retrieved on August 12, 2009.

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