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“Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all”*…


You don’t get coffee to go in Paris. It simply isn’t done… [and] even the briefest search on Google shows that other cultures are similarly bereft of portable caffeine options. We’re the country that invented the disposable cup, the fast food chain, and the egregiously inflated cup size. The experience of getting coffee to go is a uniquely American institution, and it has changed the way we work, play, and present ourselves to the world…

The rich history, and intense American-ness, of the portable coffee cup: “True Patriots Take Their Coffee to Go.”

* David Lynch


As we snap on a lid, we might send nutritional birthday greetings to Axel Hugo Theodor Theorell; he was born on this date in 1903.  A doctor and professor in physiological chemistry at the Karolinska Institute, Theorell devoted his entire career to enzyme research, received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1955 for discovering the oxidation enzyme and its effects.

Coffee is, of course, a rich (if not the richest) source of anti-oxidants.



Written by (Roughly) Daily

July 6, 2015 at 1:01 am

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