More About How Did Coffee Cake Get Its Name?

If there's one thing that pairs perfectly with a steaming cup of coffee, it's a slice of moist and crumbly coffee cake. But have you ever wondered how this indulgent treat got its name?

The first thing you might wonder is why we call it coffee cake when it doesn't contain any coffee in the actual recipe. The answer has to do with the cultural history of coffee: it used to be served alongside sweet pastries and bread across Europe and the Middle East. ☕

In Germany, for example, coffee and kuchen (cake) was a common way to enjoy the drink. Over time, the pastry evolved to complement the drink more closely, incorporating spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to create the rich flavors we associate with coffee cake today. 🍰

If you're looking to try some traditional European-style coffee cakes, contact Jill and Mike from Isabelle et Vincent. 🧑‍🍳

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June 13, 2023


Isabelle et Vincent
1093 Post rd
Fairfield 06824

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Founders Isabelle and Vincent moved from France to the United States in order to create a new life. In doing so, they created Isabelle et Vincent, a traditional French bakery that offers the highest quality hand-made baguettes, croissants, chocolates, pastries, desserts, and the like. For over 10 years, Isabelle and Vincent worked tirelessly to provide the best traditional French products to their loyal supporters. After so many years of hard work and dedication, the pair decided to pass the baton on to someone who was willing to maintain the same delicious standard that Isabelle and Vincent have set. In September of 2018, the Saulsberry family took on the huge task of purchasing the bakery and carrying on the legacy.

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Isabelle et Vincent
1903 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

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