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Coffee as It Is, and as It Ought to Be by Peter Lund Simmonds
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Sep 26, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: food-and-cooking

Rather dated, thus of limited value. However, the recipes may still be of interest. Here's one: "Coffee Royal." A redolent mixture of coffee, loaf sugar (sugar-candy is better), and cognac. To half a cupful of strong coffee, add four large lumps of sugar; then pour over the back of your tea-spoon, with a steady hand, about as much fine old cognac as you have of coffee: the spirit will of course float on the coffee, and great care must be taken that the two fluids mix not; then light the brandy, and, when the evil spirit has evaporated, stir the beverage, and you will have one of the most delicious liqueurs imaginable; and, independently of its exhilarating powers, it will be found to possess digestive qualities in no ordinary degree; and I strongly recommend this fascinating compound to all dyspeptic people."

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