Highlights from Coffee’s Illustrious History

Coffee has played a role in revolutions. Coffee has inspired poets, architects and filmmakers. The illustrious history of coffee and the culture around it is not purely a history of caffeine-based inspiration, however. Did you know that the New York Stock Exchange evolved from the Tontine Coffee House? The Bank of New York started this way…

Coffee Myths and Misconceptions

Coffee has not been around since the dawn of man – earliest evidence of coffee comes from the 15th century! – but for almost as long as people have been using it to help them get alert in the morning people have been telling stories and spinning myths about the glorious bean. First, let’s just…

Where does the United States rank in world coffee consumption?

We are the tops in this category! (Kind of.) The United States consumes more coffee overall than any other country in the world. What about Italy, you ask. What about France? What about Columbia where children start drinking coffee in the cradle? Don’t be too quick to doubt the validity of the reputations of European…