29 Mar '15, 1pm

@gespenst_nimbus Only Scotch in the penny-pinching derogatory sense. Made when out of/ couldn't afford actual coffee.

@gespenst_nimbus Only Scotch in the penny-pinching derogatory sense. Made when out of/ couldn't afford actual coffee.

I discovered recently that, historically, ‘Scotch Coffee’ had nothing to do with whisky or coffee. Scotch Coffee was drunk in times of hardship when supplies of coffee had run out. It consisted of hot water, milk, sugar and a handful of burnt breadcrumbs. This foul concoction was “popular” from the time coffee was first introduced into the UK. The name is, obviously, derived from the supposed tight-fistedness of the Scots.

Full article: http://ineedcoffee.com/scotch-coffee/

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