Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in December 2012.

December 31
On this date in 1759, Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease for the Saint James Gate Brewery and began brewing ale.
Your coffee has great respect for that other dark brown brew.

December 28
John C. Calhoun became the first U.S. Vice President to resign from office on this date in 1832.
Your coffee will never nullify your right to enjoy a delicious brew every morning.

December 27
On this date in 1947, Bob Smith, the creator of “Howdy Doody,” made his debut on the NBC television network.
Your coffee had to pull a few strings to see it.

December 26
The Boston Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees baseball team on this date in 1919.
Your coffee wants to trade for a new groundskeeper.

December 25
On this date in 1066, William the Conqueror was crowned king of England in Westminster Abbey.
Your coffee would like to Bayeux a tapestry.

December 24
In the church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria, the first performance of “Silent Night” took place on this date in 1818.
Your coffee wants a sound-proofed grinder.

December 21
On this date in 1620, a group of English pilgrims and separatists aboard the Mayflower landed on what came to be known as “Plymouth Rock” in North America.
Your coffee wants a big slice of My Grandma’s New England Coffee Cake.

December 20
Elizabeth II became the oldest living monarch of the United Kingdom on this date in 2007.
Your coffee wants to train a corgi to be a barista.

December 19
On this date in 1984, Ted Hughes was named British Poet Laureate.
Your coffee can hear the stones cry out under the horizons.

December 18
James Cameron’s movie “Avatar” was released in the United States on this date in 2010.
Your coffee wants 3D glasses with frames made of unobtainium.

December 17
On this date in 1989, the first full-length episode of “The Simpsons” aired on the Fox network.
Your coffee wants a doughnut from Lard Lad.

December 14
Mariner 2 became the first human-made spacecraft to fly by Venus on this date in 1962.
Your coffee wants a three-axis fluxgate magnetometer and an ionization chamber with matched Geiger-Müller tubes.

December 13
On this date in 1978, the Philadelphia mint began striking the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin.
Your coffee currently costs two Susans and a Washington per cup, with free refills.

December 12
The first motel in the world opened in San Luis Obispo on this date in 1925.
Your coffee wants a complimentary beverage service and a continental breakfast.

December 11
On this date in 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne.
Your coffee vows to continue to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge its duties regardless of the support of the barista that it loves.

December 10
France adopted the meter as its official unit of length on this date in 1799.
Your coffee likes to play Swallow the Liter.

December 7
On this date in 1999, the Recording Industry Association of America filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Napster.
Your coffee wants to stream in torrents.

December 6
U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle was enshrined in the Little League Hall of Excellence on this date in 1990.
Your coffee wants a “potatoe” carved in the likeness of Murphy Brown.

December 5
On this date in 1776, the Phi Beta Kappa (ΦΒΚ) scholastic fraternity was founded at the College of William and Mary.
Your coffee is the key ingredient of a good morning.

December 4
Dianne Feinstein became the mayor of San Francisco on this date in 1978.
Your coffee loves a juicy Tenderloin.

December 3
On this date in 1947, Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater on Broadway.
Your coffee has always depended on the kindness of strangers.