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A cuppa joe–19th century…

http://blog.nasm.si.edu/2011/10/25/secretary-langley-on-a-really-good-cup-of-coffee/

I hope this will interest you.  Affectionately,                                                                                                              Your Uncle Samuel                                                                                                                                                      The best coffee in Carlsbad is at the Posthof, and is as good as I know of anywhere. I have been looking into the kitchen this morning and seeing it prepared. The statement that figs or anything of the kind are employed is legendary. There is absolutely nothing but coffee, and it owes its superior excellence to the freshness and the pains taken in its making.

1. The coffee in the berry.                                                                                                                                        There are four kinds of coffee bean employed: the Menado, Ceylon, Java and Preanger. I do not know the English equivalents for the first and last. They are of very different sizes indeed, and this difference in size of the berry must make it difficult to burn them equally...READ MORE>

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