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Coffee Soup

Posted by on August 9, 2011

My late father was born in 1917 and lived through the fun, joyous time we fondly refer to as “The Great Depression”. From what I saw of him and men of his age those tough economic times changed them in ways both great and small. The depression era breakfast dish called coffee soup is one of the small ones. It consisted of coffee poured over torn up pieces of bread in a soup bowl. Add a little cream, sugar, cinnamon if you got it, and you’re ready to chow down.  Yes, it’s as good as it sounds. Exactly as good.

For a more foo foo (yes, it’s a word) recipe go here. Looks tasty, but lacks the authentic Great Depression vibe of the original.

Then there’s this recipe, which contains Jagermeister. Given the circumstances of the Great Depression, this recipe may be the most authentic.

Still not convinced this stuff is palatable? Dad lived to eighty years of age and it did him good, though I do remember he did not have it often.

OK, how about if coffee soup had its own song? OK. You got it.

Keep it Old School my friend,

The Old Man, Chris Dixon

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