Coffee from the Trenches


I’ve had a few recent conversation’s with military guys who spoke of the terrible coffee in Afghanistan and a Veteran who reminisced about the 20lb tins of dirt the Government would pass for coffee on Navy ships. Ironically, I stumbled upon this vintage ad from 1919 that proudly declares its coffee “supplied the boys in the trenches because the Government wanted them to have the best.” If only we could honor the men & women over seas with something a bit less “soluble” and bit more enjoyable.

Also, note that iced-coffee was in vogue over 90 years ago!

[via BoingBoing]

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  • Reply Matt C Reynolds 03/23/2011 at 9:24 am

    Nothing tastier than what’s served in the war trenches!
    I’m baffled as to why this would be a selling point. Patriotism perhaps?

    Unfortunately not everyone can carry a hario mill grinder and an aeropress as if they were going camping!

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