Connect with us on »        Facebook Blog Contact Us   Home | Visitor's Guide | Community Specials | Join | Members Area | Business Directory
Welcome To Stoughton, Wisconsin Troys Heating and Air   
Living in Stoughton
Economic Development
Chamber Services
Stoughton RDA    
Visit Stoughton
Business Directory   Facebook Connect to us with Facebook Blog

Stoughton Community Calendar
 October 2014 
S M T W T F S
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031
 
Velkommen til Stoughton
  · Visit Stoughton
· Stoughton Celebrations
· Stoughton Community Calendar
· What To Do
· Where To Shop
· Where To Eat
· Where To Stay
· Travel Packages & Deals
· Visitor's Guide - Info/Order
· Area Map & Directions
· Business Directory
· Community Specials
· Group Tours
· Explore Highway 51
· Add Calendar Event

  Stoughton Chamber of Commerce
     532 E. Main Street
   Stoughton, WI 53589
   Ph: 608-873-7912
   Toll Free: 1-888-873-7912
   Fax: 608-873-7743
   Email: stoughton@stoughtonwi.com
   or contact us online.

Coffee Break History
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Coffee Break Home Car Show Arts & Crafts Fair Java Jog History

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.

© Copyright 2014
Stoughton Chamber of Commerce
Terms of Use | Privacy
Site Development & Hosting By
ISADEX Corporation
| Connections