I don’t usually need an excuse to drink coffee but as Sunday is National Coffee Day, I’ll use it as one. Did you know that coffee came to the United States in the mid-1600s, when coffee was brought to New Amsterdam (now called New York) by the British? And while coffee houses rapidly began to appear, tea continued to be the favored drink in the here until 1773 when colonists revolted against a heavy tax on tea imposed by King George. The revolt, known as the Boston Tea Party, would forever change the American drinking preference to coffee.
It’s true, Americans drink plenty of coffee. According to the National Coffee Association, this past year Coffee consumption jumped by 5% and 83% of Americans Say they drink coffee!
Learn more about the history of coffee here: http://www.ncausa.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=68
Until next time, enjoy your Cup of Tar, Java, Brain Juice, Mud, Mojo or Cup O’ Joe!