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Over the long weekend we take time to remember and be grateful for those who fought for our freedom.
Here's some interesting history on coffee in WWI and eventually WWII, taken from an article, In WWI Trenches, Instant Coffee Gave Troops a Much-Needed Boost by Jeff Koehler.
After the war, a high ranking army official concluded that "coffee was as important as beef or bread" and in a post-military review, stated to have "restored courage and strength" and to have "kept up the morale". It was hot, familiar, and comforting in the trenches in that it could remind the soldiers of home. The caffeine in coffee also helped to energize the troops. The coffee with their reliable 'hardtack' biscuits revived the exhausted, hungry, drowsy soldiers. "Some Union soldiers got rifles with a mechanical grinder with a hand crank built into the buttstock. They'd fill a hollowed space within the carbine's stock with coffee beans, grind it up, dump it out and cook coffee that way." In cases where they didn't have access to hot water, some would eat a spoonful of coffee with a bit of sugar, chew it up, and be glad for even that.
During the war, an inventor, George Washington, successfully mass-produced instant coffee, which provided a more pure, easier way for the troops to get their coffee. They called coffee a 'cup of George'. It wasn't until WWII that coffee took on the term 'cup of joe'.
We’re all about trying different things when it comes to coffee! One of our friends recently came back from a trip to Singapore and gave us a sample of Hook Coffee to try. Their drip bags are so neat! The coffee is freshly roasted, then ground and packaged. The bags “hook” over the edge of your cup to brew a quick, single serving of coffee. This might be the new way to make instant coffee!
I used to make these Coffee Cubes all the time. They're similar to my "bulletproof coffee" I make every morning, but concentrated. So you can grab a few when running out the door, pop a few before the gym for a natural energizer, or even blend into your own coffee (since they're concentrated...and I mean CONCENTRATED!)
Here's what you need:
1 cup coffee concentrate (I used @squirrelbrew)
1 Tbsp ghee
1 Tbsp coconut oil
2 scoops @vitalproteins gelatin (collagen won't work)
Blend above ingredients then pour into silicone molds or one large mold (you can cut after it sets) then refrigerate 2-3 hours until they become gummies! I dusted some with coconut sugar for fun! They're legit addicting! #lilsipper