WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Sunday, November 29th. Given what seems to be the ever-growing profusion of coffee vendors, imagine what a crisis it would be if coffee were suddenly rationed. That's exactly what happened on this date in 1942 because the Second World War had interrupted shipments and people were hoarding coffee. But rationing lasted only until the next summer. It's thought that coffee was introduced into America in the mid-1600s by the Dutch colonists in New Amsterdam, renamed New York in 1664 under new management. Its popularity jumped after both the Boston Tea Party and the beginning of Prohibition. For those who don't make their own coffee, there are over 19,000 coffee shops across the country, and they sell more than $10 billion worth of coffee a year. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
Coffee rationing: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/coffee-rationing-begins
Coffee in America: http://www.ncausa.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=68
Coffee shops and revenues/ NAICS 7222135:
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau