Queens rubbish removal company gets caffeine rush from vintage coffee mill
Something’s brewing, and I’m fairly certain it’s more cool antiques from the trash.
This is a Crown Coffee Mill made by Landers, Frary & Clark in New Britain, Conn. I found it in one of my normal rubbish removal jobs near my office in Ridgewood, Queens.
1. In 1798, the first U.S. patent for a coffee grinder was issued to Thomas Bruff of Maryland, who was Thomas Jefferson’s dentist.
2. In 1898, Hobart Manufacturing Company of Troy, Ohio, introduced the first electric belt-driven grinder.
3. In 1913, Hobart brought out an improved grinder patent.
4. In 1924, Hobart patented an electric grinder with teeth on a rotating shaft inside housing beneath the bean bin.
5. In 1905, a Kansas City court decided that an exclusive patent on a steel-cut coffee grinder with a fan to remove bean skins was not a patentable invention.
6. All coffee is grown within 1,000 miles of the Earth’s equator between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
7. The coffee tree produces its first full crop when it is about 5 years old. Thereafter, it produces consistently for 15 or 20 years.
8. One pound of ground beans makes about 50 cups of java.
9. Brazil, the world’s largest producer, grows approximately 35 percent of the world’s coffee.
10. Vietnam is the world’s second largest coffee power.
11. Ground coffee loses its flavor immediately unless it is specially packaged or brewed. Vacuum-sealed and nitrogen filled foil plastic-and-paper combinations are used to protect freshly roasted and ground coffee and keep coffee fresh for up to six months.
12. Flavored coffees are created after the roasting process by applying flavored oils specially created to use on coffee beans.
13. Darker roasted coffee beans, such as espresso, contain less caffeine than any other roast because caffeine is lost during longer roasting periods.
14. Jamaica Blue Mountain is often regarded as the best coffee in the world.
15. Fine Mexican coffees now compare with those from Central America that have fine acidity, delicate body and pleasantly mellow flavor.
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