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Melitta joins BHETA

Coffee filters company Melitta UK, part of the German, family-owned Melitta Group has joined the British Home Enhancement Trade Association

Best known for filters, the company produces a full range of coffee and coffee preparation products, including filters, coffee makers, water kettles, milk frothers, coffee grinders, coffee glasses, cocoa shakers. There is also a range of specialist products including descalers and cleaners.

The Melitta Group was started in 1908 when Melitta Bentz invented the first coffee filter. Using a brass cup and a piece of blotting paper, she created the world's first coffee filter. At the time, no one imagined that her invention would revolutionise the enjoyment of coffee the world over and lay the foundation for the extraordinary story of a successful brand.

Today, the Melitta Europe business is made up of two divisions. Household Products supplies coffee and tea filters, coffee machines, vacuum cleaner accessories, and products for cleaning and for garbage disposal. The Coffee division offers a wide range of coffee varieties, from filter coffee to instant cappuccino and whole beans for bean-to-cup machines to a range of pads for single-cup brewing.

BHETA’s housewares sector director, Will Jones commented, “Melitta is a great brand in coffee and it’s great to have the company on board.”

For information about BHETA events and initiatives, contact BHETA member services on 0121 237 1130 or email, or

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