We serve coffee every day…hundreds of cups. And we are PROUD TO SERVE!
Of course, a group that has a much longer, and far more important legacy of being “PROUD TO SERVE”, is that of our military men and women who protect our liberties and freedoms every day – and have done so for centuries.
What does CAFFÈ AMOURI and our humble serving of coffee have to do with these heroes? Well, coffee and the military are inexplicably intertwined.
Coffee was an important part of the soldiering life during the Civil War. In a study of Civil War Journals by Jon Grinspan, curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the word “coffee” was more prevalent than “war,” “bullet,” “cannon,” “slavery,” mother”….even “Lincoln.” Union cavalryman Ebenezer Nelson Gilpin wrote “Everything is chaos here. The suspense is almost unbearable. We are reduced to quarter rations and no coffee…and nobody can soldier without coffee.” Union solders were even outfitted with one unique piece of gear, a carbine rifle with a hand cranked grinder built into the stock!
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