Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in August 2010.

August 31
California officially became the most populated state in the U.S. on this date in 1964.
Your coffee is stuck on the 405.

August 30
On this date in 1956 the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana opened.
Your coffee wants pain perdu.

August 27
Robert Frost started a fire to disrupt a poetry reading by Archibald MacLeish on this date in 1938.
Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. From what your coffee has tasted of desire, it holds with those who favor fire.

August 26
In 1971, the United States Congress declared that this date would henceforth be National Women’s Equality Day.
You can begin celebrating as soon as you make the coffee, dear.

August 25
The New York Sun began publishing a series of hoax reports describing the discovery of a civilization on the Moon on this date in 1835.
Your coffee press adheres to the highest journalistic standards.

August 24
On this date in 1869, Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York, received a patent for a “device to bake waffles.”
Your coffee wants a waffle cone filter.

August 23
The Netherlands granted rights to the Calvinists on this date in 1555.
Your coffee has granted rights to the Hobbesians.

August 20
On this date in 1858, Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London.
Your coffee wants an intelligently designed brewer.

August 19
Gail Borden received a patent for processing condensed milk on this date in 1856.
Your coffee is lactose intolerant.

August 18
On this date in 1868, French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovered helium.
Your coffee has a high, squeaky voice.

August 17
Pike Place Market opened in Seattle on this date in 1907.
Your coffee wonders if there is a Starbucks anywhere nearby.

August 16
On this date in 1962, Ringo Starr replaced Pete Best as the drummer for The Beatles.
Your coffee wants a Premier 4" x 14" Royal Ace snare.

August 13
The Apollo 11 astronauts were released from quarantine on this date in 1969.
Your coffee fully complies with the Extra-Terrestrial Exposure Law.

August 12
On this date in 1851, Isaac Singer received a patent for the double-headed sewing machine.
Your coffee wants him to make it sew.

August 11
British Petroleum purchased U.S. oil company Amoco on this date in 1998.
Your coffee is sweet and sometimes light but never crude.

August 10
Today is the birthday of American luthier Leo Fender.
Don’t fret: your coffee comes with a superb pickup.

August 9
On this date in 1974, United States President Richard M. Nixon resigned.
Your coffee has never been a quitter.

August 6
NASA announced that evidence of fossil life had been found in a meteorite believed to be from Mars on this date in 1996.
Your coffee contains tantalizing traces of amino acids and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

August 5
On this date in 1924, the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” by Harold Gray, was first published.
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there’ll be coffee.

August 4
President Jimmy Carter established the U.S. Department of Energy on this date in 1977.
Energy is your coffee’s department.

August 3
On this date in 1596, David Fabricius discovered the first periodic variable star, Mira.
Your coffee lives in Southern California among many variable stars.

August 2
Carl D. Anderson discovered the positron on this date in 1932.
Your coffee is powered by anti-matter.