The modern day espresso street vending cart evolved from a Boeing Company shuttle cart, purchased from surplus. It was first utilized to serve people espresso at an arts and crafts fair in Edmonds, Washington.
Personal note: I love this tidbit of trivia because my dad worked for Boeing…6 degrees of separation!
In the Caribbean, coconuts are more common than cows and many use coconut milk instead of cow’s milk to add to morning coffee.
Personal note: Try it…it’s a new taste sensation.
The largest coffee importer center in the U.S. is located in the city of New Orleans, LA.
If you like your espresso coffee sweet, you should use granulated sugar, which dissolves more quickly, rather than sugar cubes; white sugar rather than brown sugar or candy; and real sugar rather than sweeteners which alter the taste of the coffee.
About 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year worldwide, including more than 400 million cups of coffee each day in the United States, which is the world’s largest coffee consumer. The U.S. consumes about one-fifth of the world’s coffee, and the average U.S. adult drinks about 400 cups of coffee each year.