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174 ADVERTISEMENTS.
GLASGOW
COFFEE ROASTING WORKS
AND
GENERAL GRINDING MILLS,
DESIRES to intimale that he has now erected those new and extensive premises upon the old site of
ground, Macpherson Street, with a frontage to that street, recently formed, called Grserae Street,
and has fitted up additional new Mills and Machines of different kinds, with every improvement, in order to
facihtate the operations of his trade in its various branches. And while it has been his constant aim to
supplj' the wants of his customers with all speed and convenience, he has much pleasure in stating that he
is now in a better position than ever to meet the demands of Grocers, Confectioners, Biscuit Manufacturers,
Druggists, Dj'ers, Drysalters, &c., with all the appliances which his new machinery can afford.
Glasgow, Graeme Street, May, 1872.
The Coffee Plant, " Coffea Arabica " of Linnasus, is an evergreen, and, as may be inferred from its scientific
name, is a native of Arabia. It produces a pulpy berry about the size of a small cherry, inclosing two seeds,
which, separated from their pulpy envelope,form the well known Coffee beans of commerce. It may be remarked
as a singular fact, in reference to Coffee, that while all of the vegetable kingdom that have been taken under
the care of man have been improved, it alone asserts its independence ; for, although cultivation may greatly
enlarge the crop, it as certainly at the same time deteriorates the flavour, and the produce of the wild plant
still maintains the highest figure in the market. It is well known that Coffee would be of no real value
were it not properly roasted — a process which, as it requires much skill, is only to be acquired by experience.
How man became acquainted with the fact that the tasteless seeds of a berry, when roasted, ground, and
infused, would form a grateful beverage, will most probably remain a secret to the end of time. That the
development of its useful properties depends wholly upon the roasting, is evident. About two hundred
years ago Coffee was first introduced into England, since which its consumption has steadily increased, and
deservedly so, when its medical properties are considered, it having been found useful in headaches arising
from a particular state of the stomach, and much benefit having been derived from its exhibition in cases
of asthma.
A French scientific gentleman, who has directed his attention to this subject, says : — " I have found that
Coffee is better roasted, and more of the aroma retained, when a double cylinder is used — the air between
the interior and exterior cylinders acting as a non-conductor of heat. It is done more uniformly, while
the essential oil on which the aroma depends is less liable to be dispersed than when exposed to the fierce
heat of a fire in a single cj'linder."
In the double rotatory globular method of roasting as practised at Mr. Minto's Works, Grseme Street,
Glasgow, the above principle is acted upon, inasmuch as the globe (which has superseded the cj'linder since
the application of steam-power to this branch) revolves in a medium of heated air, which, experience has
shown, best prevents the dispersion of the essential oil, or aroma.
Wi. LOGAN'S MERCANTILE DINING ROOMS,
21-23 MAXWELL STEEET, GLASaOW.
From Twelve till Five o'clock.
T E j^, C O IF" IF E E, &;o.
From Eight a.m. till Seven p.m.
THE "TIMES," "HERALD," "MAIL," "SCOTSMAN," "GOOD WORDS," "ATHENAEUM,"
" PUNCH," AND OTHER JOURNALS TAKEN IN.
CONDUCTED ON STRICTLY TEMPERANCE PRINCIPLES.

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