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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 Stoughton Opera House
Donít miss our crowning jewel, the Stoughton Opera House, offering fall and spring seasons with acts ranging from Doo-Wop to Classical, comedy to drama in this beautifully restored Victorian theatre. Throughout the year, there are other delightful productions by the Yahara River Show, the city band and the community festival choir.
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