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Topic: Fun Coffee Facts (5 msgs / 96 lines)
1) From: Phil Palmintere
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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2) From: Ryan M. Ward
Have you read "Uncommon Grounds The History Of Coffee And How It Transformed Our World" by Mark Pendergrast? Very interesting book that really increases ones appreciation of coffee and the culture surrounding it. 
Another book that I just acquired yesterday (and have not started reading yet, but will make a point of telling all of you what I think once I do) is "Coffee: A Dark History" by Anthony Wild. 
These books are more history books than fun facts books but do have some very interesting facts in them.
Ryan M. Ward
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3) From: Martin Maney
On Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 07:24:23AM +0000, Ryan M. Ward wrote:
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Somewhat along those lines, has this list taken note of this already?
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4) From: Seth Grandeau
So...are you going to share any coffee recipes?
On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 12:22 AM, Phil Palmintere
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5) From: Phil Palmintere
Yes, but the cookbook is packed in a box right now ... I'll share some
recipes in a few weeks after unpacking (post-move).
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