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 after filing a patent in 1901[2] until it was realised that David Strang of Invercargill, New Zealand had invented the product two years earlier.[3]


  1. ^ Kato Coffee Company (1901). "Kato souvenir : Pan-American Exposition". Retrieved 2013-12-20. 
  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 (2012-12-16). "Instant coffee invented down south". Retrieved 2013-12-20.