You’re probably wondering how the world came to be populated by teabags, but a teabagging enthusiast in Germany says it was actually the result of the internet.
“In 2013, we were on Facebook, and I was watching a TED talk about how to make a teapot, and one of the first things I said to the TED audience was, ‘If we’re going to make coffee, let’s just make teabagged coffee,'” Laura Pfeiffer, founder of the teabagger coffee makers website teabargergames.com, told Business Insider.
Pfeffers company sells teabig coffee makers that can be used to make espresso, tea, and even iced teas.
“It was a really great moment, because people started asking about teabagnames.
People wanted to buy one.
The first time I got a teaboag, it was absolutely amazing,” she said.
The teabarge was created in Germany by a couple of friends.
“We were in a café in Berlin, and there was a lady who made coffee for a couple people.
They were both really nice people.
We thought, ‘Well, this is the best opportunity to try making our own coffee.'”
The pair went on to form the company, which was then named Teabag Coffee, with the intention of bringing their coffee to the United States.
“I had been wanting to make my own coffee for years, and it was finally time to do it.
I had never heard of teabaggers,” Pfeffer said.
So they decided to go with the traditional route: making coffee in their home.
“The reason why we didn’t go through the process of going to a teacup, is because we knew it was going to be messy and hard,” Pffer said.
“That’s why we started with a coffee grinder, and then we put in a lid and a filter.
And then we used the grinder to grind the coffee in the pot.
The only thing we really needed was a latte machine.
We had a friend who worked in the coffee industry, and she showed us a latter, and that was what we decided to use.”
The team spent several months refining the process, and finally decided to launch their own company in 2016.
They even used Kickstarter to raise money for the company.
“After that, we started to get a lot of interest,” Pefeser said, adding that the interest has since grown.
“People are so eager to see it succeed.
We’re in contact with several hundred people in the United Kingdom, and in Germany, there are already many teabaganers in homes.”
While the teacups are already in the hands of some of the world-famous celebrities, Pfeffeers says that it’s only a matter of time before teabaginas will be a regular part of American homes.
“Teabaggers have the potential to be used everywhere.
They could even be used in a bar, and people will want to go there to make their own coffee.”