Coffee – Uncle Gregory’s
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Do you remember those fun childhood mornings when we gobbled up our cornflakes or rice crispy while reading the back of the box? Well, Uncle Gregory’s coffee brings back those nostalgic memories with its beautifully designed packaging that showcases American history on the back and sides. It’s a thoughtful touch that adds to the delicious experience. Give it a try and relive those happy moments!
After losing the Civil War in May 1865, between 10,000 and 20,000 Southerners fled to a small city in Brazil where they could rebuild their lives and carry on their traditions.
Now, 150 years later, their story has been seemingly erased from our history books.
Descendants of Confederate expats in South America gather yearly to celebrate their controversial history while preserving their traditions and culture.
Uncle Gregory’s Coffee introduces a coffee blend from South America that celebrates suppressed historical facts, and please enjoy this deep-roasted blend of thought-provoking coffee.
It has been estimated that over 65,000 Southern blacks fought for the Confederate Army. Among them, more than 13,000 soldiers engaged in combat with the enemy. Both slaves and free blacks were included in these black Confederate forces. Although the Confederate Congress did not approve the official enlistment of black soldiers (excluding musicians) until late in the war, many Confederate officers disregarded the politicians’ mandates and enlisted blacks based on one simple criterion: “Will you fight?”
During the Civil War, free black individuals who worked as musicians, cooks, soldiers, and teamsters for the Confederacy were paid equally to white Confederate privates. The Union army, however, did not provide equal pay to black soldiers.
Interestingly, at the Confederate Buffalo Forge in Rockbridge County, Virginia, skilled black workers earned an average of three times the wages of white Confederate soldiers. Their wages were even higher than most Confederate army officers, with an annual salary ranging from $350 to $600.
During the Confederate troops’ occupation of Frederick, Maryland, in 1862, Dr. Lewis Steiner, Chief Inspector of the United States Sanitary Commission, observed that over 3,000 African Americans were included in their number. These individuals wore various uniforms, including cast-off or captured United States uniforms and coats with Southern and State buttons, among others. However, white men in the rebel ranks were wearing them. Most of these African Americans were equipped with arms, including rifles, muskets, sabers, bowie knives, dirks, and more. As a result, they were an integral part of the Southern Confederate Army.
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Uncle Gregory’s Coffee proudly presents a South American blend that honors these concealed historical facts. Immerse yourself in the rich depths of our dark-roasted coffee, a brew designed to tantalize your taste buds and stimulate your mind.
Elevate your morning ritual and secure your 12 oz. ground-roasted blend or whole bean as you read history printed on the sides and back of the bag today. Uncover history with every sip and relish a coffee experience like no other.
Ground, Whole Bean