MarkPrince Moderator Joined: 19 Dec 2001 Posts: 5,462 Location: Vancouver, BC Expertise: Professional
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Posted Wed Sep 7, 2011, 3:39am Subject: Re: How to Make Coffee, Circa 1918, The Cafe Stage
Fantastic find Brian!
Also like that Library of Congress research resource. If Disney hadn't gotten their Mickey Mouse Copyright extension, we'd be able to search newspapers right up to the late 1940s now. I'd love to find the first reference to espresso coffee :)
I did find this, a very curious article on coffee in Costa Rica in 1899.
Compiled circa 1922, the copyright has expired and the book is considered public domain.
Excellent find, BTW.
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Isham Senior Member Joined: 1 Jan 2012 Posts: 1 Location: Beijing, China Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Sun Jan 1, 2012, 10:11pm Subject: Re: How to Make Coffee, Circa 1918, The Cafe Stage
I have often used a siphon, from my first days in Japan. I just posted a new article I wrote on my website (ishamcook.com), "The Chinese-Japanese Cultural Chasm Illustrated at Starbucks." Starbucks of course doesn't use siphon makers, but I discuss siphons in a lengthy digression in the article.
sandumarianconstantin Senior Member Joined: 1 Feb 2012 Posts: 10 Location: Bucuresti Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Wed Feb 1, 2012, 1:07am Subject: Re: How to Make Coffee, Circa 1918, The Cafe Stage
Long before Starbucks and specialty coffee (as we know it) came to Singapore, the place to go for that special coffee was UCC. Syphon coffee was their game, long before it was fashionable here in North America. I have fond memories was going to UCC in my younger days. Sadly, they’ve all but faded from the scene there with the proliferation of Starbucks and similar cafes.
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