May 28, 2008

John Arbuckle: entrepreneur, trust-buster, inventor and humanitarian

(Bob Cornett, Sharlot Hall Museum) - ... In 1866, John, age 27, and younger brother Charles, ran a grocery store in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. By experimenting, they came up with an egg-sugar glaze that sealed in the roasted coffee bean freshness yet did not alter the taste. John received a patent for this process in 1868. Now the home roasting process was not necessary and they could achieve more dependable uniformity. Continued

Photo taken at the Lockhouse Museum in Havre de Grace, Maryland.
Canon EOS 30D & EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS lens.