08: Brewing up Memories: Exploring the Coffee Traditions of Our Ancestors

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A toast to the bean! ☕️

Coffee: more than just a morning pick-me-up, it’s a thread woven into the tapestry of cultures and histories around the world. In this episode, we embark on a steaming adventure, tracing Lisa’s ancestor the “coffee-man” and exploring the tradition of that comforting cup we hold today.

Imagine yourself transported to a bustling 17th-century London coffee house, the air thick with the aroma of freshly roasted beans. Then, fast-forward to exploring the diverse brewing methods and flavor profiles cherished by your ancestors. Each sip becomes a portal to the past, revealing fascinating stories and connecting you to your heritage in a heartwarming way.

So, grab your favorite mug, settle in, and prepare to:

  • Uncover the captivating history of coffee houses in 17th century England.
  • Explore the diverse brewing methods and discover our favorites.
  • Discover the personal stories and memories brewed into every cup.
  • Appreciate the enduring legacy of coffee as a bridge between generations and a symbol of shared experiences.

Join us as we celebrate the rich tapestry of coffee traditions, proving that a single cup can hold the power to connect us to the past, present, and each other.

Bon appétit (or should we say, bon café?)!

Hand pouring milk from white pitcher into cold brew coffee


We talked all things coffee in this episode! Enjoy these fun links and helpful resources mentioned in this episode:

We show you how to document family recipes for future generations in our webinar Passing the Plate: Documenting Family Recipes for Future Generations. Plus, we’ll help you capture and preserve your family’s culinary heritage with our ebook Passing the Plate: Recipes That Tell Our Family Story.


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