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All about the history, making, drinking, and appreciation of coffee. Posts with the history of how coffee came to Europe and the West.

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  • Historic Parisian Cafes
    on Nov 28, 2014 in Europe France Paris
    Some of the historic caf├ęs are still thriving in their original locations, although the majority have now passed into oblivion. Glimpses of the more famous houses are to be found in the novels, poetry, and essays written by the French literati who p...
  • Some History of Coffee In New Orleans
    on Aug 24, 2014 in America
    The history of New Orleans as a coffee port may be considered as beginning with the transfer of Louisiana by Napoleon Bonaparte to the United States in 1803. In this year, according to Martin's History of Louisiana, New Orleans imported 1438 bags of...
  • Smells Like Coffee, 1957
    on Dec 31, 2013 in Advertising America Video
    From 1957, this well-produced Hills Brother's coffee commercial claims that it is the first instant coffee that "smells like coffee". This does precede "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by many years! Enjoy.
  • Folger's Coffee TV Commercial
    on Feb 6, 2013 in Advertising Video
    A vintage P&G ad for Folger's coffee, with Mrs. Olsen budding in just in time to save another couple's relationship! Enjoy.
  • Instructions for Making French Coffee, 1836
    on Nov 12, 2012 in Europe Brewing
    From "Domestic French Cookery", 4th ed., 1836. This is an interesting description of making boiled coffee, and includes the admonition to "grind the coffee while warm"! Let the coffee be roasted immediately before you want to use it, as it loses mu...
  • Instructions for Home-Roasting Coffee, 1884
    on Nov 9, 2012 in Roasting History
    From the "Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks", by Pierre Blot, 1884. In roasting, good coffee swells about thirty-three per cent., and loses about sixteen per cent. in weight. Roast once a week or oftener. Put coffe...
  • The Price of Coffee in 1910
    on Oct 16, 2012 in Advertising America History
    Advertisement for Coffee in 1910 From the "Alexandria Gazette" in Alexandria, VA, November 9, 1910. Here is a very interesting price list that is a snapshot of the times. With sugar at 5 cents a pound and beef anywhere from a couple cents to 15 ce...
  • Coffee is the New Wine: Story on NPR
    on Sep 11, 2012 in Audio
    Editor's note: here's an interesting and fun story on NPR that deals with the increasing interest in quality coffee. Discusses specialty roasters, baristas, how to taste. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/08/16/158932704/coffee-is-the-new-wine...
  • Early French and English Coffee Makers
    on Jun 14, 2012
    About 1760, French inventors began to devote themselves to improvements in coffee-making devices. Donmartin, a Paris tinsmith, in 1763, invented an urn pot that employed a flannel sack for infusing. Another infusion device, produced the same year by...
  • The Discovery of Coffee
    on Dec 13, 2011 in History
    These legends about the early discovery of coffee are excerpted from "Coffee; its history and also its remarkable growth in the world of commerce (1898)" In the Bibliotheque Nationale at Paris is an old manuscript which contains the statement, that...
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