The US and Canada celebrate National Coffee Day on September 29th. The celebration was started to try to help struggling coffee farmers around the world earn a living wage. (Interestingly, International Coffee Day is celebrated 2 days later, on October 1st.)
There’s a really informative timeline found here. It might be surprising to learn that those beautiful brown beans became a commodity in the 1400s.
If not for the Boston Tea Party in 1773, Americans might not have swapped lattes for tea. When the colonists rebelled against George III’s hefty tea tax, tea was out and java was in! Thanks, King George!
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