Did Coffee Kill Beer Soup?

As world beverages go, coffee is a neophyte – not steeped in a long history, as it were, but as of now still fresh brewed and in the first flush of its aromatic, world-conquering glory. Did you know that the recorded history of tea goes back three thousand years earlier than the history of coffee?…

Thank you, Arabica!

In the 1970s, the arabica coffee bean emerged as the dominant force in American coffee and changed everything. Up to that point, robusta beans were likely to be what you’d sip in diners and dive-bars – and at home too. Café culture played a big role in flipping the script in American coffee by introducing…

Coffee on TV and in the Movies

Coffee pops up everywhere. Coffee is ubiquitous, for good reason, in our daily lives and also in our entertainment. Here are a couple of standout moments of coffee on screen with a little help from the internet of coffee. Seinfeld Fans of Seinfeld like us will remember that Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer did a…

Sagebrush Café Watch List

The best kinds of movies are the movies that make you feel something. This is easier said than done. It’s possible for films to make us think and to have that thinking translate into feeling. This is true of some of the classic films made around the mid-century by filmmakers like Akira Kurosawa and Ingmar…