Coffee. We drink it, we love it, we live it. However, many people don’t know how the trend made it to the United States. American coffee lovers have the Boston Tea Party of 1773 to thank for the adoption of coffee as our nation’s preferred A.M. beverage. After the colonies rebelled against King George III’s tea tax, many people boycotted tea and switched to coffee as their hot beverage of choice. Our taste has stood the test of time, and more than two centuries later, our country is still buzzing for coffee. Now, every October 1st, we fill our cups with java and raise a toast to America’s favorite caffeinated beverage for International Coffee Day.