Satori Kato

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Satori Kato was a Japanese chemist.[1] Kato was initially thought to be the inventor of the first soluble instant coffee whilst working in Chicago, after filing a patent in 1901 and exhibiting the product at the Pan-American Exposition[2] until it was rediscovered that David Strang of Invercargill, New Zealand had invented the product two years earlier.[3] The New Zealand newspaper, Southland Times, reported on the Stang's patent in 1889.[4]


  1. ^ Kato Coffee Company (1901). "Kato souvenir : Pan-American Exposition". Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  2. ^ US patent 735777, Satori Kato, "Coffee Concentrate and Process of Making Same", issued 1903-08-11, assigned to Kato Coffee Company 
  3. ^ Jones, Bridget (16 December 2012). "Instant coffee invented down south". Retrieved 20 December 2013.
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