Coffee or Tea?

By: Beth Ferester & Company | Published 08/23/2019


According to research, Americans prefer coffee over tea from 75 to 25. That said, we are drinking half as much coffee per capita as we were in the 1940s. There is, of course, a great deal of history behind tea consumption in America, beginning with the Tea Act of 1773, which was the catalyst to the Boston Tea Party. Eventually, coffee was perceived as the more patriotic drink of choice, and that seems to have stuck for quite some time now. While many people just prefer the taste of one over the other, some recent studies show that a person’s genes might actually determine their preference for tea or coffee. According to the research, our genes predict our perception of bitterness, and that perception can lead us to prefer one over the other. While that may be true, tea is still the drink of choice in the United Kingdom, which makes me wonder if history and tradition play an equally important role. At Lovebeans Coffeehouse, we have to confess that we really love both coffee and tea, and so we have carefully selected suppliers of both, which we cannot wait to serve to all of you in the coming weeks.... to continue reading please go to

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