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13 Capital Coffee Shops on Congress Avenue

No one who enjoyed a cup of coffee in 1888 would have been drinking it while strolling down Congress Avenue. The paper cup wasn't even invented until 1907, and these things were a long ways from the imagination of absolutely everyone. Before a man named Walter Cecil developed his patented version in 1936, there was no paper cup with a handle on it. And then it wasn't until 1964 that fresh coffee was sold in to-go cups, when 7-Eleven  on Long Island, N.Y., became the first chain of convenience stores to sell it. Photo (1888)

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