In our previous discussion, we discovered how the spoon was the first known tableware item and that I watch too much Downton Abbey. What we didn't learn was how utensils evolved from the days of cavemen. After the spoon came the knife and then the fork.
Today, Americans drink about 400 million cups of coffee per day out of the 2.25 billion consumed globally. But, coffee wasn't always popular in the United States. Even after the Boston Tea Party, it took time for Americans to train their palates to replace tea with coffee.