The Story of Tonight
Raise a cup to freedom, a cup of coffee. Since it’s less than clean break-up from the British in 1776, America has been in love with coffee, but it wasn’t always like this.
A Little Tea-ed Off
When the 13 colonies were still under British control, colonists would get their daily fix from British imported tea which was heavily taxed under the Tea Act passed by the British parliament. Frustrated, the colonists eventually committed one of the most famous acts of protest in American history, the Boston Tea Party.
Red, White, and Brew
Protesters destroyed nearly 50 tons of tea products. With strong feelings against British imported tea, the colonists needed to find another fix for energy, and there’s no better way to have the energy to plan a revolution all night than a nice cup of coffee.
By John Toledo