January 18 is National Gourmet Coffee Day

I’ve celebrated three times today, including a stop at the new Local Coffee @PearlBrewery location. Going back soon for another cup with macarons #coffeetalk #gourmet #coffee

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

National Gourmet Coffee Day

Five Food Finds about Coffee

  • Until the invention of vacuum packed coffee tins in 1900 by Hill Bros. Coffee, almost every city or large town in America had their own local coffee roasters.
  • In East Africa and Yemen, coffee was used in native religious ceremonies that were in competition with the Christian Church. As a result, the Ethiopian Church banned its secular consumption until the reign of Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia.
  • Coffee berries, which contain the coffee seeds, are produced by several species of small evergreen bush of the genus Coffea. The two most commonly grown are also the most highly regarded Coffea arabica, and the “robusta” form of the hardier Coffea canephora.
  • An important export commodity, coffee was the top agricultural export for twelve countries in 2004.
  • Preparing coffee in a French press leaves more oils in the drink compared with coffee prepared with…

View original post 178 more words

Culture Spoon

Freelance Writer and Photographer based in San Antonio, Texas

Comments and Suggestions

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s