From health and nutrition to the consumption championship, here are some coffee-focused highlights from the (dangerously addicting) New York Times‘ digital archives, The Timesmachine:
October 24, 1923
We’ve been on this coffee and health kick for a while.
August 30, 1939
People really loved their coffee back then.
Clearly some things never change – especially when it comes to misinformation on coffee and health:
“Despite the fact that it contains no more caffeine than certain widely used soft drinks or chocolate, which enjoy popular favor as health drinks … Coffee is unjustly included in many sweeping dietary bans.”
October 20, 1948
Rats which all their lives ha nothing to drink except coffee — not even water -lived as long and well as animals that never tasted the stimulant.
(In fact, a “goodly proportion” of female rats lived even longer than expected, which interested researchers.)
[Ed. note: We are in no way suggesting to stop drinking water. You are not a rat – or in a questionable medical experiment.]
February 22, 1925
Can’t endorse; not unimpressed.
October 26, 1942
The U.S. government announced that coffee would be rationed as part of the war effort, and civilians would be allowed only about one cup per day (and none for those under 16).
For more, check out The New York Times‘ interactive digital archive, The Timesmachine.
Compiled by Kyra Auffermann, NCA