Food historians believe that the earliest coffee and doughnut combo dates back to the early 20th century. However, the pairing found its way into popular culture in the 1950s, when popular cartoons like Looney Tunes and Pep Comics often featured them as a duo. Today, coffee and doughnuts are a staple of American breakfast menus, but their audience has expanded so much that consumers worldwide now enjoy them.
The modern-day pairing was shaped by the rise of fast foods during the early 1900s when they became more affordable to buy than freshly made food items. It is also rooted in convenience: today's busy employees still want something quick and tasty while away from home each day; whether you get your morning coffee alongside your morning doughnut or vice versa is up to you!
They go way back!
The concept of pairing baked goods with coffee dates back several centuries. In the 17th century England, tea shops would serve up huge portions of cake alongside their tea, which could keep patrons sated while also providing carbohydrates to replenish the energy they burned while working throughout the day. Afterwards (if they could afford it), customers would visit a neighborhood bakery to order fresh doughnuts for dessert—and it was here that the idea of pairing sweet treats with caffeinated beverages originated.
Coffee and doughnuts are two of the most popular breakfast foods. But did you know that its popularity dates back to the Ancient Egyptians? They called it "the food of the gods" because they believed that consuming it would give them supernatural powers.
The evolution of the classic pair
Today, many people enjoy them as an afternoon snack. If you're looking for something sweet after a long night out on the town, try dunking your doughnut in some hot coffee for an extra kick! Donuts also make great companions when paired with other dishes like eggs and bacon - be sure not to overdo it so that you don't spoil your appetite before lunchtime rolls around later in the day! You can always have another cup later, though :)
The relationship between coffee and doughnuts predates the modern-day coffee shop or doughnut chain. Although the serving sizes of these products may be similar, what we eat is vastly different from how it was over a century ago. Today's coffee shops and doughnuts are heavy in calories and sugar and low in nutritional value. This can make them challenging to pair with larger meals, especially when you're trying to balance these with other foods containing higher amounts of protein, iron, Vitamin C, calcium, and even fibre. Good thing that people have started creating doughnuts with healthier ingredients. Many food brands are now using alternative flour and sweetener to help make them guilt-free and for people to enjoy them more.
Enjoy it the way you like it.
Whether you prefer iced or hot, with cream or without, don't be afraid to customize your perfect coffee and doughnut pairing by adjusting to each. For example, if a certain doughnut tastes better when eaten with half-and-half, but you usually opt for whole milk in your coffee, try the reverse. Likewise, if a glazed doughnut is too much on its own, eat it with a plain cup of coffee instead. The possibilities are endless!
National Donut Day is upon us, and May 8 is National Coffee Day. So to celebrate the two special days, let's make sure we enjoy our morning cup of joe and doughnuts!
Experience the #lygerlifestyle with your favourite doughnut. Whether you choose to drink americano or latte, you’ll enjoy this classic pair any time of the day, anywhere you may be.