At the mother-in-law's today I came across this little blurb about coffee in a cookbook from Louisiana. So, sit down with a cup of coffee and enjoy this quote from Picayune Creole Cookbook, 13th ed. (Times-Picayune Publishing Company: New Orleans, 1966). In a chapter titled "Creole Coffee," it reads:
"When you have produced a rich, fragrant concoction, whose delightful aroma, filling the room, is a constant, tempting invitation to taste it, serve in fine china cups, using in preference loaf sugar for sweetening....[t]he milk should always be boiled, and the cream very hot" (pp. 1-2).
Though one probably would neither hear nor read this in any coffee advertisement these days, here's to all of the coffee drinkers in the blogosphere. And, of course, make sure the coffee you enjoy is fair trade coffee.