“The friendly cow, all red and white,
I love with all my heart;
She gives me cream with all her might,
To eat with apple-tart.”
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
“Physicians say that coffee without cream is more wholesome, particularly for persons of weak digestion. There seems to be some element in the coffee which combined with the milk, forms a leathery coating on the stomach, and impairs digestion.”
‘The Buckeye Cookbook’ (1883)
“An epicure is one who gets nothing better than the cream of everything but cheerfully makes the best of it.”
“A cup of coffee - real coffee - home-browned, home-ground, home-made, that comes to you dark as a hazel-eye, but changes to a golden bronze as you temper it with cream that never cheated, but was real cream from its birth, thick, tenderly yellow, perfectly sweet, neither lumpy nor frothing on the Java: such a coffee is a match for twenty blue devils, and will exorcise them all.”
Henry Ward Beecher, ‘Eyes and Ears’
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