South End, October 2014

coffee

roasting ethiopian coffee beans, south end (sonya kovacic)

roasting ethiopian coffee beans, south end (sonya kovacic)

You can thank the Boston Tea Party for your coffee addiction. Before 1773, tea was the preferred hot beverage in Boston and Colonial America, but the Tea Act of 1773 and the monopolization of the East India Company, led to demonstrators dumping tea into the ocean. The Boston Tea Party eventually led to the American Revolution. It was said that at the popular colonial meeting place, Green Dragon Tavern, if you ordered tea you were considered a tory, and if you ordered coffee, you were considered a patriot.


Above Brattle Theater, in historic Brattle Hall, sits Algiers Coffee House. You can sit on their beautiful second floor beautiful patio and drink a variety of coffee including their special mint coffee.