In the 1700’s coffee was discovered by virtually every European country. The Scandinavian countries weren’t so quick to take to coffee…this is really funny, since the Scandinavians now boast the highest per capita consumption of coffee on earth!!!
Personal note: Next vacation spot????
I make serious coffee – so strong it wakes up the neighbors. ~Author Unknown
More on Frederick the Great: Four years after Frederick issued his manifesto in favor of beer and against beer, he forbade the roasting of coffee except in official government establishments. Frederick’s poor subjects had to turn to coffee substitutes…roast chicory root, dried figs, wheat, corn and barley. If they managed to get their hands on real coffee beans and roast them…well, the King had spies, “coffee smellers” as they were known, to make sure they had no coffee. However, coffee triumphed!!!
Personal note: OMG…coffee smeller….perhaps another previous life??? It certainly wasn’t one involved with drinking dried figs!
When shopping for perfume, take some coffee with you in your bag and have a good sniff in between smelling each perfume to refresh your nose!
Put cream and sugar in first. By putting these ingredients in first you won’t even have to stir but you’ll have your cream and sugar evenly distributed in your cup.
When it is in bloom, the coffee tree is covered with 30,000 white flowers which begin to develop into fruit after 24 – 36 hours.
Some of the worlds most powerful business, including Lloyds of London and the New York Stock Exchange, started life as a coffee houses.