Great coffee was served at a recent friends’ gathering and the conversation turned precisely to that, coffee, as our host poured hot water over deliciously aromatic coffee grounds nestled in a natural paper filter. As he poured, all five people around the table fell silent for a moment as we realized with sudden intensity how … Continue reading 110 Years of Paper Filters
It is said that behind every genius there is probably a supportive companion and certainly a fair amount of coffee. Coffee has been roasted and turned into the beverage we know and love today since the 13th century. Prior to this, it was consumed in various other forms, including as an energy bar. But it … Continue reading 5 Famous Coffee Drinkers
You may have a favorite diner in your own town, or perhaps there is one you visit each year while on vacation. The classic diner offers more than traditional dishes; it is especially recognized for its desserts and coffee. Even if the coffee is not outstanding, there is something deeply satisfying about cradling a real … Continue reading Who Invented The Diner Mug?
Coffee quotes often make us smile or think about our lives in a new light. No matter how the phrases are turned, when coffee inspires them it is almost certain that everyone can find a nugget of personal truth behind the intended meaning, or beyond it. Coffee quotes range from purely whimsical to historical and … Continue reading The Quoted Coffee – Chapter 1
The paper coffee cup is part of our daily lives, and while we are increasingly conscious of the environment, and you may even rinse out your morning cup and put it in the recycling bin, we rarely contemplate one pressing question: Who invented the paper cup? Our ancestors found all manners of drinking vessels right … Continue reading Who Invented the Paper Cup?
It is commonly thought that conquistadors, early explorers and colonists are responsible for coffee’s popularity in the Americas, but this is not accurate. Coffee’s journey across the Atlantic Ocean was a lot more momentous than this. The first significant import of coffee to America took place in the mid-1600’s via New Amsterdam, later known as … Continue reading Who Brought Coffee to America, Really?