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Buffalo Grove Runs on Coffee

What would you pay for coffee and sugar? This customer payed $1.40 which is equivalent to about $22.40 today!


Today, Buffalo Grove residents buy coffee from Dunkin’ or the grocery store. In 1919, Buffalo Grove residents bought coffee at the Firnbach & Raupp General Store. For example, customer John Raupp purchased coffee, along with Post Toasties cereal, bandages and axle grease.


Firnbach & Raupp Receipt for John Raupp, Sept. 2, 1919.

Items bought: bandages, axl grease, butter, coffee, sugar, butter, Toastie (cereal).