[Homeroast] Fun Coffee Facts

Seth Grandeau grandeau at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 06:30:55 CST 2010


So...are you going to share any coffee recipes?

On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 12:22 AM, Phil Palmintere
<phil.palmintere at gmail.com>wrote:

> I've been going through the shelves of cookbooks in sort of a "winter
> cleaning" (ahead of a spring cleaning), and found the following cookbook.
> We have no idea how it came to be in our possession.
>
> "Coffee Recipes"
> Customs, Facts & Fancies
> By Jean Gordon
> Copyright 1963
>
> "A collection of 130 coffee recipes and fascinating coffee lore from
> forty-five countries, beginning with the 13th century up to and including
> the present day."
>
>
> On the back of the dust jacket:
>
> DID YOU KNOW?
>
>
> * London coffee houses in the 18th century were sometimes referred to as
> "Penny Universities."
>
> * Louix XV spent $15,000 per year on coffee for his daughters
>
> * A husband's refusal to supply his wife with coffee was grounds for
> divorce
> in the "City of the Sultan."
>
> * The first coffee house (The King's Arms) in New York was opened in 1696
>
> * The Cajun folk of Louisiana like thir coffe, "Black as the devil, hot as
> hell, pure asn an angel, sweet as love."
>
> * Johan Sebastian Bach wrote a "Coffee Cantata."
>
> * When a woman remains unmarried in the Netherlands Antilles, they say,
> "She
> has lost her coffee branch."
>
>
>
>
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