Make Coffee Like Your Great Grandparents

We all love our morning cup of coffee carefully crafted and made just how we like it. Coffee has been a staple of the human diet for a long time. They way we roast it, brew it and drink it has varied widely. Though it seems like there has always been a Starbucks on every corner, our great grandparents didn’t have that luxury. In the 1800s coffee was a widespread favorite from Asia, South America, Europe and the United States. Most families were making coffee in their homes by putting grounds into water and bringing it to a boil.

 Then they would strain the grounds out. By the 1900s people discovered if you added the grounds after you boiled the water the taste was much better.

In a sense, this was the birth of brewing coffee in the United States. By the 1930s the US became the number one coffee drinkers in the world.  Now we have so many ways to brew our coffee from elaborate coffee machines to easy Keurig pods. However, the way they made coffee in those early days of America’s love affair with coffee gives you the ability to really personalize exactly how you like your coffee from strength, smoothness and flavor.