This map is basically a creative interpretation of the “Coffee Belt”, which indicates where coffee currently is grown, but it also sheds some light on its origins as well – which is to say, Africa, and more specifically – Ethiopia.As you will see in the following video, Ethiopians have a very long and intimate relationship with coffee which is almost a religious experience unto itself, and they know countless ways to prepare it as well.They even use parts of the coffee plant that most people would never think of using. These grinders were (and still are) stunningly made, and they are sold around the world, with many copycats trying to capture authentic Turkish and Persian design elements which have now been around for hundreds of years. One example of such a design improvement is that they were able to design the tall, cylindrical coffee grinders we see everywhere now today, as well as introduced a functional grind receptacle, as well as other new types of handles and hidden pockets.This was also around the same time that Middle Eastern kitchens were being updated to include such things as coffee bean-roasting braziers, which would slow roast beans over a flame and be ornately designed as well.The following are several of these changes: During the following decades many patents were granted for improved versions of the coffee mill to American, English and French inventors.Manufacturers produced coffee mills of several types that included: A beautiful example of an early oriental coffee grinder in an Indo-Persian design is housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
We also deal in box or lap mills and some larger counter models.
There’s nothing like a good cup of coffee, except, perhaps, a good coffee cup.
But for people who really love coffee, cups and mugs are just the tip of the iceberg.
All of our hand operated coffee grinders are ready for you to use and enjoy in today's household.
However, if you plan on using your mill on a daily basis, I would recommend one with a cast iron body rather than a wooden one.