Colonial Blend Coffee - Colony House

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In colonial times, coffee had strong competition from wines, liquors, and imported teas. Consequently, coffee was not widely consumed among colonists until their agitation against King George arose due to the fateful tea tax, which is undoubtedly responsible for America becoming a nation of coffee drinkers instead of tea drinkers. Coffee was supplied to the American colonies by trade from the East Indies (Sumatra), and the West Indies (islands of Haiti and Jamaica).

Designed by Richard Munday and built 1739-1743, the Colony House was one fo five capitol buildings in early Rhode Island. During the American Revolution it served as barracks for the British soldiers (1776-1779) and as a hospital for French soldiers (1780). Many prominent figures from history have visited the Colony House including George Washington, General Rochambeau, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, and Dwight Eisenhower, and the site has been featured in multiple Hollywood films.

Ingredients: Roasted East Indies and West Indies coffee