Famous Coffee Lovers

Famous Coffee Lovers

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Famous Coffee Lovers

A huge part of humanity drinks coffee and do it everyday with apparent pleasure. Common people along with celebrities hurry for their morning cup of coffee each day of their life. It’s evident that the most of us would like to know which celebrity adores his/her coffee just as much as we do or how much drinking coffee affected their lives. As concerns modern stars, we see them with their cup of coffee almost everyday – on TV, on the Internet, and everywhere else. So allow them drink their coffee in a calm atmosphere and let rake the past a little.

Johann Sebastian Bach has been so much devoted to coffee that even wrote an entire musical composition to praise this much beloved drink. The masterpiece is called the Coffee Cantata and contains the following lines about coffee - "If I can’t drink my bowl of coffee three times daily, then in my torment, I will shrivel up like a piece of roast goat".

Ludwig van Beethoven, another popular German musician has also been a great coffee lover. He was very scrupulous when brewing coffee and each time he prepared it, Beethoven counted out exactly 60 beans for his cup.

German's King Frederick the Great was also known for his coffee addiction, however he considered that a soldier drinking coffee is untrustworthy. This is why he ordered that the government employed a special detachment Kaffee Schnufflers whose duty was searching for illegal roasters and contrabandists.

Another not less famous figure drinking coffee is Pope Clement VIII who made great contribution to the coffee popularization among Christians by lifting the coffee ban.

Sir Francis Bacon, the popular English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist, and author once said the following: “The drink that comforteth the brain and heart and help digestion”.

Sir James Mackintosh, Scottish philosopher, jurist and politician didn’t stand back from coffee subject and uttered the popular phrase: “the powers of a man’s mind are directly proportionate to the quantity of coffee he drinks”.

The Frenchmen kept up with their German and English colleagues. For example, Honore de Balzac is said to drink up to 40 cups of coffee per diem; he even created a manuscript named "The Pleasures and Pains of Coffee".

The other famous French Voltaire, far-famed philosopher used to drink up to 50 cups a day. Once he has even paid his servant a double salary when he bought him coffee that Voltaire has run out of. This great man said his servant helped him avoid death.

Napoleon Bonaparte, this self declared emperor and multiple-value personality has also been fond of coffee: “Strong coffee, much strong coffee, is what awakens me. Coffee gives me warmth, waking, an unusual force and a pain that is not without very great pleasure.” If Napoleon weren’t send to the St. Helena’s island, we could never know about this place and the great coffee they grow there which is much appreciated all over the world.

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