Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in October 2009.

October 30
Muhammad Ali and George Foreman had a “rumble in the jungle” on this date in 1974.
Today’s coffee is Zaire Kivu, a strong and full bodied brew with medium acidity, a slight winey taste, and a quick left hook.

October 29
On this date in 1998, John Glenn returned to space aboard Space Shuttle Discovery.
Your coffee is always go for liftoff.

October 28
Eli Whitney applied for a patent for the cotton gin on this date in 1793.
Your coffee prefers gin made with juniper berries.

October 27
On this date in 1964, Sonny and Cher were married.
I’ve got brew, babe!

October 26
The USA PATRIOT Act became law in the United States on this day in 2001.
Your coffee engages in black ops.

October 23
On this date in 1958, the Smurfs first appeared in the Belgian comic magazine, Spirou.
Your coffee is Papa Smurf’s favorite potion.

October 22
The world did not come to an end on this date in 1844, greatly disappointing the followers of the preacher William Miller.
If you run out of coffee, it can seem like the end of the world.

October 21
On this date in 1918, Margaret Owen set a manual typewriter typing speed record of 170 words per minute.
Your coffee never uses Wite-Out.

October 20
A short film of an unidentified subject purported to be Bigfoot was photographed on this date in 1967.
Your coffee attracts megafauna cryptids.

October 19
Today is the birthday of author John le Carré.
Your coffee wants to come in from the cold.

October 16
The Walt Disney Company was founded on this date in 1923.
Your coffee wants a perpetual copyright.

October 15
On this date in 1997, the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn was launched from Cape Canaveral.
Your coffee maker wants a radioisotope thermoelectric generator.

October 14
The Everly Brothers’ recording of “Wake Up Little Susie” reached number one on the U.S. sales charts on this date in 1957.
Your coffee knows how to wake up little Susie.

October 13
On this date in 1773, Charles Messier discovered the Whirlpool Galaxy.
Your coffee cup was washed in a Whirlpool dishwasher.

October 12
The first insane asylum in America opened on this date in 1773.
It’s crazy not to start the day with a cup of coffee.

October 9
On this date in 2003, Sting was made a Commander of the British Empire.
Your coffee tastes better with every breath you take.

October 8
Martha Stewart began her prison sentence for securities fraud on this date in 2004.
Your coffee wants time off for good behavior and proper table manners.

October 7
On this date in 1959, a U.S.S.R. space probe, Luna 3, took the first photographs of the far side of the Moon.
Your coffee prefers the “The Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd.

October 6
The Cincinnati Reds baseball team was kicked out of the National League for selling beer on this date in 1880.
They should have sold coffee.

October 5
On this date in 1969, “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” was first broadcast by the BBC.
We have spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, coffee, and spam.

October 2
“The Twilight Zone” debuted on CBS-TV on this date in 1959.
Your coffee is traveling through another dimension.

October 1
On this date in 1964, the Free Speech Movement began on the U.C. Berkeley campus.
Your coffee can start another kind of movement.