1890 ADVERTISING STORE TINS ~ LADIES PORTRAITS ~ BEST RIO & EXTRA RIO COFFEE


1890 ADVERTISING STORE TINS ~ LADIES PORTRAITS ~ BEST RIO & EXTRA RIO COFFEE
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WITH A GREAT DEAL OF RESEARCH, IT WOULD SEEM "BEST RIO" AND "EXTRA RIO" WERE SUBSTANDARD GRADES OF COFFEE, SOLD IN THE LATTER PART OF THE 1800s.
IN PENNSYLVANIA, ATTRIBUTED TO 1895, DOCUMENTATION FROM STATE DOCUMENT DESCRIBES THE COFFEE BRAND AS ~
A MIXTURE, COMPOUNDED OF COFFEE AND A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF CHICKORY, WHEAT, RYE OR PEAS, DRIED AND BROWNED, AND LABELED ~ BEST RIO ~ PRIME RIO ~ FRENCH TTLO ~ OR ~ BROKEN JAVA, AND THE WORDS ~ COFFEE COMPOUND, SHOWING THE NATURE OF THE MIXTURE, CANNOT BE SOLD IN PENNSYLVANIA ~ IT IS AN ADULTERATION WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE ACT OF JUNE 26,1895.
IN NEW YORK, A MERCHANTS PUBLICATION FROM THE SAME PERIOD, RELATING THE HISTORY OF COFFEE, OFFERS ~
BUT PERHAPS
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