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Why Americans Drink Coffee Not Tea

------Why Americans Drink Coffee Not Tea------
54% of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee every day.
Why do Americans drink coffee? Why don’t Americans drink tea?
Many of us can identify with coffee’s communal power. My college roommates exercised a daily ceremony of coffee brewing before class, and we grew accustomed to each other’s tastes and preferences. Local baristas grow to know their regulars, and create favorite drinks with a fondness emanating from familiarity and trust.
No matter where you go in the US, you see coffee. It's in every restaurant, grocery store, gas station, airport, office building, meeting and almost every American home. But, have you ever wondered why you see coffee everywhere and not tea? The answer is actually quite interesting.
---Coffee popularity has roots back to the Revolutionary War---
As we all know, the US used to be a British Colony. And then there was a giant tea party where we tossed a bunch of tea overboard to protest taxes. But, what most people aren’t too aware of are the events that occurred afterwards.
----John Adams declared tea a "traitor's drink"---
In a letter from John Adams to his wife, he stated, "Tea must be universally renounced and I must be weaned, and the sooner the better." From this point on there was an unofficial boycott on tea in the (then) British Colonies. People united and vowed to only serve coffee in their homes. Soon this show of solidarity spread throughout the Colonies and people began to associate coffee with the Revolution. It even got to the point where people viewed drinking tea as a betrayal to the Colonies.
---Why it was such a popular movement---
Back in the late 1700s, tea was quintessentially British. The King and Queen drank it, all the royalty drank it and the entire population was fanatical about tea. On the business side, the East India Company (which was British) ruled the tea trade and the British were in the process of setting up their own tea farms in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) and India. Tea was so closely associated with Britain that to boycott tea was to boycott British culture.
---Tea was eventually phased out---
The Boston Tea Party occurred in 1773. The end of the Revolutionary War was in 1783. This means that the Colonists (and soon to be Americans) had boycotted tea for roughly 10 years. It was over these 10 years that people developed a taste for coffee and once people started to drink coffee every day, there was no going back.
---The same thing happened with French wine---
Back in 2003, there was a lot of anti-French sentiment occurring throughout the US due to politics in our Post 9/11 world. Because of this, many restaurants refused to serve French wines, opting instead for American, Australian and South American wines. Even though the anti-French sentiment died down, wines from France are much more difficult to find these days compared to 10 years ago.
It is amazing how a political movement from over 200 years ago helped shape something as simple as coffee and tea. If John Adams and others had not started the movement to ban tea, America would most likely be a tea-drinking nation, in my opinion. But let's let bygones be bygones and put the past behind us. After all, tea is healthier and easier on the stomach than coffee. And, most importantly, real tea (not the bagged grocery store stuff) is simply one of the most delicious beverages you can drink.
у меня тоже :) Родос, Греция. просто на балконе и во дворике...

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чашка кофе в саласе, испания.                                    


Полочка, на которой чашечки и штучки.
Первое, что я вижу, просыпаясь - моя полочка. Вернее, их несколько, пока я про эту.
Любимая чашечка, старинная, английского фарфора. Подарок обожаемого сына.
Чашечка страшная кокетка!
Посмотрите - не успела оглянуться - как чашечка уже украсилась! Балерине даже завидно.

Всем прекрасных выходных и...побольше радующих штучек!

Butterfly latte art

------------------ Latte Art Butterfly --------------------
This video shows how to pour Latte Art in the shape of a Butterfly.

-------Draw Butterfly on coffee-----Step-by-step to pour Latte Art Butterfly----

1. Pour your espresso into a wide mouthed cup and have a pitcher of hot, frothy milk ready to go.

2. Sword the milk (swirl/spin) in the pitcher until the milk surface shines.

3. Tilt the espresso cup slightly as you start to pour the steamed milk. Start pouring slowly at first, then increase speed right into the middle of the cup and stop when the cup is full which makes a nice solid dot at the center.

4. With some tool either pin or wooden skewer with a fine point, make a nice looking antenna, by dip it into the middle of the solid dot. Then take it out and create an arc running from the upper edge of the cup, on either the left or right side, to the middle of the solid dot. Repeat the process for the opposite antenna.

5. Grab your fine point tool and begin from the brown crema foam on the bottom left or right of solid dot. Move the brown crema in an arc from the side you have chosen to the middle of the solid dot. Repeat this process again for the other side of the butterfly.

6. Now, dip the fine point object into the milk foam and pull the foam out to the four edges of the cup. Make sure you do this
with a slight arc to give all four butterfly wings a unique curvature.
7. Start on the left or right side of your butterfly in the brown crema foam and move the brown foam to the center of the butterfly with a single stroke. Do this for the opposite side which separate the
wings into the four parts.
Now, enjoy your Butterfly latte art!

-------Perfection Tips--------

1. Take bowl shaped latte cup and Stainless steel frothing pitcher for perfect shape. It will allow you to see the developing latte art design more easily.

2. Keep the cup slightly inclined toward you until it is close to spilling. The more the tilt, the more quickly the milk will mark
the surface.

3. Slowly start pouring the milk into the cup until you see a cloud of white billowing up and level the cup smoothly so nothing spills.

4. Swirl the mug a few times and rap it gently against the counter just after frothing and just before pouring.

5. Use fresh milk for every cup, even if you have milk left over from the previous cup.

-------------- Factors Determine Outcome of Shape -----------------

Speed : The faster you pour the more texture you're going to create, and likewise the slower you pour the more liquid you're
going to get out.

Distance : The further you are from the surface of the coffee, the more the milk is going to dive underneath the surface of
the coffee. The closer you get the spout of the pitcher to the surface of the coffee, the more that white is going to want to snap
out right on top of that coffee.

Location : This simply refers to where you are pouring. Are you in the middle of the cup, are you on the side of the cup, are you
pouring on the counter and missing the cup entirely.

Thanks for watching!

чашка кофе в бильбао.    

Кофе из путешествия

Мое любимое берлинское кафе на первом этаже "Европа-центра". Оно построено пирамидкой, а внизу -- фонтанчик, и если сидеть на нижнем уровне (как я обычно и делаю), то слышится шелестение воды и веет свежестью) Кофе там прекрасный (на картинке -- очень вкусный латте с добавлением шоколада), за что кафе, собственно, и любимо))



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Балийский кофе

Кофе, как и маленькое черное платье, никогда не выйдет из моды. Но в Японии свое представление обо всем, в том числе и о моде. К сожалению, здесь порой сложно найти классические вещи. Поэтому то, что ждало на Бали, оказалось просто глотком воздуха - это был по-настоящему вкусный кофе.

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Внутри платья - конфетка, в сумочке - предсказание. Задумано в стиле нью лук:)
маленькое кофейное платьице.jpg
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кофе и сладости

сделала "кофейную" подвеску:

вязаное пирожное :) янтарики символизируют не то мёд, который иногда подаётся к кофе, не то апельсиновые цукаты... кофейные зерна из полимерной глины.

а это фото не моё, со странички одной местной кофейни. но сладости тут - настоящие :)

доброго всем кофе!
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чашка кофе в музее гуггенхайма, бильбао, испания.
Колбаска докторская из московского эко-магазина. Помидорки и сыр оттуда же. Петрушка-укроп свои с дачи.
Батон нарезной "Новые Черёмушки".)
И кофе в зернах  - из Африки (Эфиопия). Сливки, сахар, всё как положено. Кофеварка Saeco.

Ромашковый кофе

Ромашковый чай пьют героини в романах, когда у них какое-нибудь потрясение. "Я заварю тебе ромашкового чаю..." А у меня - ромашковый кофе.

Глиняные турки


У нас в Петербурге, на Василеостровском рынке, торгуют необычными турками, изготовленными из глины. Продавец сказал, что они идеально подходят для приготовления кофе по-турецки - да и вообще кофе, сваренный в глиняной посуде, отличается более выразительным вкусом и ароматом от того, что был приготовлен в металлической джезви. Не проверить, так ли это, я не мог...

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кофе в сан-себастьян

Ивана Купала

Кофе всегда и везде. Даже на Ивана Купала)

Кофейные дни

August 2016



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