derekcheek Senior Member Joined: 22 Jul 2013 Posts: 6 Location: USA Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Sun Aug 4, 2013, 8:54pm Subject: Re: Coffee syrups?
Coffee syrup is a beverage additive typically found in Rhode Island. Made of three ingredients (water and sugar strained through coffee grounds), this syrup is used in other local cuisine such as coffee milk and coffee cabinets.
Originally produced in the 1930s in corner drug stores, coffee syrup was targeted towards children, while their parents drank hot coffee. Due to the popularity of this product, coffee syrup was bottled and sold by merchants. In 1993 coffee syrup was competing against Del's Lemonade (another local drink) and won the title of official drink of Rhode Island.
(Via wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_syrup)
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