The Sugar and Coffee War: A Delicious History of Roasteries, Refineries and Rivalries on the Brooklyn Waterfront
Where: Prospect Heights Brainery
190 Underhill Ave., Prospect Heights
Buy tickets/get more info now
See other events in these categories:
Sugar and coffee have moved Americans to revolt since the Revolution (just ask Abigail Adams). But when almost all of the nation’s sugar was being refined in Williamsburg, and most of its coffee was being roasted in DUMBO, the real Sugar-Coffee War was a Battle of Brooklyn.
This class will explore the history of coffee and sugar in New York. We’ll start from the earliest reference to coffee in America, learn what role New York’s sugar refineries played in the Revolution, and see how our city has been home to outright coffee snobs since at least 1848.
Along the way, we’ll find out why the King of Coffee and the King of Sugar built their empires on the Brooklyn waterfront, and see how a small stretch of land along the East River came to play a huge role in the global economy.Buy tickets/get more info now