Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in April 2009.

April 30
On this day in 1803, the United States purchased the Lousiana Territory from France.
Your coffee wants a beignet.

April 29
“Hair” opened on Broadway on this date in 1968.
Your coffee sings an early morning singing song

April 28
The United States Department of Agriculture introduced the food pyramid on this day in 1992.
Your coffee is at the top of the lesser-known beverage pyramid.

April 27
Today is the birthday of Samuel F.B. Morse.
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April 24
On this day in 1833, Jacob Evert and George Dulty patented the soda fountain.
Your coffee makes you feel effervescent.

April 23
Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor was first performed on this day in 1597.
Your coffee knows what made them merry.

April 22
Pedro Alvares Cabral, a Portuguese navigator, discovered Brazil on this day in 1500.
Your coffee is a varietal from Bahia.

April 21
On this day in 1986, Geraldo Rivera opened Al Capone’s vault on national television.
Today’s coffee came from Al Capone’s nitrogen-flushed hermetically-sealed coffee can.

April 20
On this day in 1961, the Federal Communications Commission approved FM stereo broadcasting.
Your coffee surfs a carrier wave.

April 17
Daffy Duck made his motion picture debut on this day in 1937.
Your coffee swears that it’s rabbit season.

April 16
Dr. Albert Hoffman discovered the psychedelic effects of LSD on this day in 1943.
Your coffee has a smooth, round taste and low acidity.

April 15
On this day in 1955, Ray Kroc opened the first franchised McDonald’s restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Your coffee wants a Royale with cheese.

April 14
John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath was published on this day in 1939.
Your coffee is brewed from the beans of love.

April 13
On this day in 1796, the first elephant arrived in the United States.
Have some coffee to drive the pink elephants away.

April 10
“House of Wax,” billed as the first 3-D movie from a major studio, was released by Warner Brothers on this day in 1953.
Your coffee looks like it’s coming right at you!

April 9
The first tax-supported public library in the United States opened in Peterborough, New Hampshire, on this day in 1833.
Shhhh! Sip your coffee quietly.

April 8
On this day in 1986, Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, California.
Your coffee feels lucky, punk!

April 7
President Clinton signed the Senior Citizens Freedom to Work Act on this day in 2000.
Your coffee wants a Senior Citizens Freedom to Retire on an Adequate Pension and to Receive Weekly Phone Calls From Their Children Act.

April 6
James Dewar invented the Twinkie on this day in 1930.
Wouldn't you rather have a nice piece of coffee cake?

April 3
On this day in 1829, James Carrington patented the coffee mill.
Your coffee has no grounds to complain.

April 2
Burt Reynolds appeared nude in a Cosmopolitan magazine centerfold on this day in 1972.
Your coffee can also warm you up.

April 1
On this day in 1778, New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock introduced the $ symbol.
Your coffee costs about eight symbols per pound.