Coffee Monday: Yuban 1917

Yuban Coffee Advertisement.   A little pick-me-up for your Monday morning - or to lay the foundations on which the welfare of our country depends. Either/or. More Fun Discoveries L’Eau de la Vie Recipe 1837 Medicinal Preparations And Herbs, Which Every Family Ought To Keep On Hand ~1856/2017 British Wine Maker and Domestic Brewer Review…

Coffee Monday: Yuban 1921

Yuban Advertisements. Happy Monday! And then... Pancakes and coffee - such coffee. It was hard to tell which warmed the heart more, the coffee or the Southern hospitality. It took several butlers and many covered dishes to serve breakfast at Aunt Letty's on Drive, but her coffee was her pride - its preparation was a…

Economical Wine ~1825

Economical Homemade Wine Recipe.     If you're a home winemaker, read this one closely. It gets better, and better. How does economical wine work? You start with a cask and fill it partially with water. As fruit refuse becomes available (or any fruit for that matter), you throw it into the cask. Then, you…

Curved Bottoms on Wine Bottles ~1912

Why Wine Bottles Have Dimpled Bottoms. Have you ever wondered why a wine bottle has a dent on the bottom? Wonder no more! According to this 1912 newspaper excerpt it is to facilitate the cooling or warming of the liquid inside. Seems scientific enough. And obviously calls for experimentation. But is it true? The Wine…

Coffee Monday: Yuban Cowboys

Yuban. Happy Monday! "The best coffee in the world" was that you made yourself out in Colorado. Smoky, somewhat grimy, but it sent you thirty merry miles in the saddle. Yuban Advertisement, 1921. Coffee Monday: Good Coffee 1880 A Little Cooking Humor ~1897 Nasturtium Sandwiches ~1913

Wine Shipping Prices ~1912

Price of Wine in 1912 Cheers to wine clubs! For those who enjoy the occasional tipple but live far away from the wine , country, wine clubs offer access. Shipping wine from distributer to consumer has been around for hundreds of years. Here's a curious find. Wine distributor prices from 1912 from Clarke's wine:  Look closely.…

Coffee Monday: Malt Coffee 1905

Kneipp Malt Coffee Advertisement 1905. Happy Monday! This one is just cruel. Like those practical jokesters that substitute decaf for regular in the break room coffee pot. LOVE the reward of $1000 to anyone who can detect adulteration - from what, exactly? It's already not real coffee... But, it does flush and keep the organs…

Fannie Farmer Beverages

Chapter III Beverages. Lovely chapter introduction in Fannie Farmer's iconic book for Beverages. Her cookbook was published starting 1887. My version is a 1924 edition. This would have been the height of Prohibition, so no wine, beer, or distilled liquors. We see that section VII covers beverages for medicinal purposes, which could be inclusive of…

Coffee Monday: Java Mills 1864

Java Mills Coffee Wholesale 1864. Happy Monday! A little pick-me-up for your Monday morning. Looks like this place is still around: 52 Vesey Street, New York. If anyone is in downtown, stop by and ask for E.B. Miller! You'll need a saucepan, a fire, a piece of muslin, coffee grounds and water. And as an…