The Fanthorp Inn in Anderson is holding a special coffee event this January.
Chandler Warmund from the Inn talks about how the Fanthorp used to be recognized for its coffee.
“We had one guest in the 1850s that wrote a letter saying the coffee served at the Fanthorp was ‘strong enough to bear up an iron wedge.’ So, we are going to walk you through the whole process of how that coffee would be made, and show everyone how to make coffee strong enough to bear up an iron wedge,” said Warmund.
He says coffee was a big part of American life in the 1800s, as it is today. But, in places like Texas, they did not always have access to the quality cups of Joe we know.
“When they could not find coffee, they would find random things, and treat them like coffee. There are records of corn coffee, wheat coffee, peanut coffee, okra coffee…in Texas, we had so much corn that people would talk about sitting down, and having ‘not their favorite cup’ of corn coffee,” Warmund said.
That event where you can sample all the Fanthorp coffee is set for January 8th and 9th. The event starts at 10 am both days. For more information, visit the Fanthorp Inn Facebook page.