Interesting Coffee Fact: Ceylon

Interesting Coffee fact for this week...

In 1886 coffee rust infects the coffee of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), devastating hundreds of thousands of acres of trees. Tea is planted instead, helping to turn Britain into a tea-drinking nation. Coffee leaf rust is spread by wind and rain from spores from lesions on the underside of the plant (Mitchell, 84).

*images are from, and information is from The coffee Calender, by Ricard Levin Morales.


In celebration of Flag day which was yesterday June 14th, come into the roastery and receive a free bag of Harney and Sons tea if you can answer this question:

What year was the current 50 star flag adopted?
A. 1952
B. 1971
C. 1960
D. 1945

Don't know what flag day is?
It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14th by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

WEEKLY DEAL: Coffee Fact

MULTIPLE CHOICE (if you answer the question correctly by telling an employee at the roastery you will recieve a free 2 oz sample pack of this month's flavored coffee special... Bavarian Chocolate)

Sweden's King Gustav III (1747-1792) committed the death sentences of twin convicted murderers to life imprisonment on the condition that one drink only _____ and the other only ______. The _______ drinker died first (at the tender age of 83) seemingly providing the health benefits of _______ and making Sweden one of the world's leading _______- drinking nations.

a. tea, coffee tea, coffee, coffee
b. coffee, wine, coffee, wine, wine
c. coffee, tea coffee, tea, tea
d. beer, coffee, beer, coffee, coffee

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