Be sure to mark your calendar for our annual Spring Art & Music Show. Keep checking back to see what names are added to the event. Plan to have dinner on the patio by purchasing one of our gourmet sandwiches or salads, sip a hot cup of coffee or a delicious blended drink. Your purchase will help support adults with disabilities.
Did you know that coffee owes its success in America to the British? It’s true! Introduced to America during Colonial times, it grew in popularity during the Revolutionary War. Following the War of 1812 the British temporarily cut off the supply of tea, making coffee a hot alternative. Thus was born the American taste for a stimulating hot cup of Joe!
By the way, what is the origination of “cup of Joe?” There are various theories out there, the most common being that it came to us as a nickname for Joseph “Joe” Daniels, Secretary of the Navy during World War I. The story goes that Daniels banned alcohol on all U.S. Navy ships, so coffee became the drink of choice. Perhaps a better theory is that of a name derivative that started with the descriptive Java and Mocha then slang shaped it into Jamoke, Java, Joe and coffee. According to Snopes.com “It is significant that an early example appears in 1931 in a Reserve Officer’s manual by a man named Erdman: ‘Jamoke, Java, Joe, Coffee. Derived from the words Java and Mocha, where originally the best coffee came from.”
So come on by and have a cup of Joe while contemplating the strange origins of words we use every day.
Why not begin or end your shopping day at the Greater Good Coffee Company with a hot cup of gourmet coffee and a special treat? We’ve got you covered. Stop on by!