Written by Lori Thiessen
Well, he liked it enough to write a cantata about it called … “The Coffee Cantata”. Written by J.S. Bach around 1732 to 1734, it tells the story of a young caffeine addicted girl and her father desperate to get her to stop drinking the stuff. It’s quite a cute, comical piece of musical madness. Here’s a small taste of the lyrics sung by the young girl.
Mm! how sweet the coffee tastes, more delicious than a thousand kisses, mellower than muscatel wine. Coffee, coffee I must have, and if someone wishes to give me a treat, ah, then pour me out some coffee!
The love of coffee has lured others to sing its praises or at least sing about how coffee comes into their lives. Here is a brief, far from complete list of coffee songs.
(recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, kd lang and others)
Cafe au Lait by Duke Ellington
Cigarettes and Coffee by Otis Redding
Coffee in Brazil by the Andrew Sisters
Java by Al Hirt
Second Cup of Coffee by Gordon Lightfoot
You are the Cream in My Coffee by Marlene Dietrich
Here’s Sarah Vaughn singing “Black Coffee”
Q: What is your favorite coffee song? Either about coffee or just something to listen to while you sip?
Until Next Time,
May your coffee always be freshly brewed!