Color:Black The Melitta name has stood for passion and quality for over 100 years. In 1908, Melitta filters and drip coffee were founded by a housewife in Minden, Germany. Melitta Bentz was in search of a better way to make a cleaner cup of coffee. So she punched holes in a brass pot and used a piece of paper to create a two-part filtration system. She put the pot on a cup, filled it with ground coffee and poured in hot water. The coffee filter and drip coffee were born. More than 100 years later, Melitta Bentzï¾s innovation remains the precursor to all modern pour-over and drip coffee brewing worldwide.