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How To Bring Back The Lost Art Of ‘Having Coffee’ with 3 Simple Rules~

If you grew up in the 70’s like I did, you may remember when womenย participated that all important suburban ritual known as ‘having coffee’.

Along with Wonder Bread and ‘The Electric Company’*, this was a consistent part of living in the San Jose neighborhood I grew up in. ย Obviously, it was my mother who went ‘visiting’, but I was drug along behind her as she set out to get a daily fix of caffeine and gossip.

These mavens of the past would settle in around small kitchen tables throughout the country, blow on ย hot mugs of ‘Taster’s Choice’ or ‘Sanka’ (how did coffee ever survive this dark period in history?), and bond over the business of women.


3 Simple Rules For Bringing Back The Lost Art Of: ‘Having Coffee’

  1. Re-create a ‘vintage’ experience ~ NO cell phones/No internet/ONLY home percolated coffee (no Starbucks!)

  2. Limit time to 1 hour. Nothing kills the fun of ‘at home socializing’ like over staying a welcome.

  3. ALWAYS have a small, sweet treat to share:

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pinwheels

Pie crust (homemade prefereably)

1 Cup brown sugar

1 Tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 Cup soft butter

1 egg white + 1 tsp water

Roll out crust. Spread butter on top and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mix. Roll up ‘jelly roll’ style. Cut discs approx 3/4 inch thick. Whisk egg white and water. Brush over discs. Bake 420 degrees until golden brown.

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  • Reply
    Sharon Hutchinson
    July 1 at 7:24 am

    What a lovely idea. Especially the bit about leaving out the cell phones-they have caused so much damage to our human relationships, in my opinion. The smell of brewing coffee, some good friends and a little treat (preferably delicate ones like shown above-yum!) were one of those joys that seemed to have vanished. Another vintage practice that needs to be revived.

    • Reply
      July 3 at 9:48 am

      Thanks Sharon! I know, I miss these small ‘niceties’ our society has forgotton! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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