Ridiculous History: The Civil War’s Worst Cup of Coffee

During the civil war, food was engineered for traveling soldiers to take with them. This successfully created evaporated milk and condensed milk. Not so successful was the coffee. Coffee was considered important for smart decision making and winning strategies. However, the Essence of Coffee was not very good and few soldiers could stomach the stuff. Quickly it was removed from soldier’s rations.

Key Takeaways:

  • Consider the American Civil War, a four-year bloodbath that divided a nation and claimed the lives of between 650,000 and 850,000 Union and Confederate soldiers.
  • Looking back at such dark times, there’s solace to be found in moments of humanity
  • An army, as the saying goes, marches on its stomach, so the streamlined production, preservation and delivery of food offer a definitive military advantage.

“Food industrialization has always progressed alongside modern warfare. An army, as the saying goes, marches on its stomach, so the streamlined production, preservation and delivery of food offer a definitive military advantage.”

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