Why Do Americans Drink Weak Coffee?


Over Coffee


I drink a LOT of coffee, as you would expect.  As the only person in my house who consumes coffee, I find myself regularly making t 2 twelve cup pots per day.  In the winter when the weather is especially bitter there may be a 3rd. In the summer months I may not finish the 2nd pot, where I then make coffee ice cubes for simple iced coffee (recipe HERE).   When I travel, I drink the coffee of wherever I am and, since I do a fair amount of traveling, have had coffee in lots of places.  My overall opinion is that Americans drink weak coffee.

There may be several reasons for this, dating back to the 1940’s.  During World War II when commodities were rationed, coffee was a scarce resource.  In combination with stove top (and later electric) perculator pots, small amounts of coffee were rung of…

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I like to DIY,Sew,Quilt, Bake Too. Anything I can learn to fix or learn to make that is what I like and want to do. I am a stay at home mom to a 11 year old boy. And he is picking up DIY and making things out of stuff he finds , it a great feeling finding someone trash and making it out of something beautiful .

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