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Coffee Break History
Saturday, August 17, 2013

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Where the Coffee Break Originated

Way back in 1880 Stoughton's Coffee Street was having daily coffee breaks for coffee.  The citizenry being 80% Norwegian (100% on Coffee Street) just had to fit in some time of day to send a batch of coffee through their system between meals.

With the T.G. Mandt Wagon Co. going strong, it became necessary for tobacco firms to hire women for the seasonal tobacco steaming.  The Gunderson Tobacco Warehouse at Main & Coffee Streets was ideal for hiring women because it was so near their homes and they could run home to check on the kids, the house and see how the next meal was progressing.

With these chores done and a hot pot of coffee constantly on the stove, what was more natural than to have a cup?  So began today's coffee break - a few minutes to relax and refresh with coffee.





Stoughton Top Attraction Mandt Park
Founded in 1992 The Mandt Community Center Ice Rink In Stoughton, WI, has been providing public ice skating, and youth and adult hockey programs. Mandt Community Center also offers ice skating lessons for all ages and skill levels. Whether you have a child aspiring to skate like their favorite figure skating olympian, or your an adult looking to add a lower body aspect to your exercise schedule, Mandt Community Centerís top quality instructors can help.
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