Famous People Who are the Coffee Addict
For some people, coffee is the true nectar of the gods, while others won’t touch a drop of the stuff. They can’t even make it out of the house without a double cappuccino, they can’t survive that two o’clock meeting without trusty espresso shot, and they can’t afford to waste time yawning along the way through life.
For sure, there are a lot of research about the health benefits of your coffee consumption, and the possible health risks of overindulging. But for those people who are the coffee addict, coffee is become their primary needs, their soulmate, and their part of life. Even for some people who are seeking a pleasure of coffee, they will spend their money to taste the worldwide most expensive coffee.
In fact, some of the most successful and acclaimed human beings to ever walk the planet were totally, sometimes painfully, nuts for coffee. No wonder if coffee is the most consumed beverage around the world after water and tea. Here is the story of those people who can’t live without coffee :
1. Johann Sebastian Bach
The famed Baroque composer and pianist was also a notable coffee fiend. Though he’s not well regarded for his humor, he turned an amusing poem by his frequent collaborator, Picander, into The Coffee Cantata in 1732. Although classified as a cantata, it is essentially a miniature comic opera. In a satirical commentary, the cantata amusingly tells of an addiction to coffee.
2. Ludwig Van Beethoven
The notoriously temperamental Beethoven, according to his biographer, he would reportedly start every day with a cup of coffee made with exactly 60 beans. The composer was supposedly so picky about this number that he would often spend the better part of his morning carefully counting out 60 beans into his cup to make sure it was just right.
3. Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin stated that, “Among the numerous luxuries of the table…coffee may be considered as one of the most valuable. It excites cheerfulness without intoxication; and the pleasing flow of spirits which it occasions…is never followed by sadness, languor or debility.”
Voltaire was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. Voltaire was also known to have been an advocate for coffee, as he was reported to have drunk it 50–72 times per day. It has been suggested that high amounts of caffeine acted as a mental stimulant to his creativity.
5. Søren Kierkegaard
Kierkegaard had his own quite particular way of having coffee. Delightedly he seized hold of the bag containing the sugar and poured sugar into the coffee cup until it was piled up above the rim. ‘At any rate, I prize coffee.’ ~ Søren Kierkegaard.
6. Teddy Roosevelt
Teddy Roosevelt, As a sickly child, he was given strong cups of coffee—along with puffs of cigar—to ease his terrible asthma attacks. As president, he was so devoted to the stuff that his huge custom coffee cup was described by one of his sons as “more in nature of a bathtub. He was also known for putting as many as seven lumps of sugar into his coffee, and some estimates suggest that he drank a gallon of coffee per day. Legend has it that, during a visit to Nashville, he was served Maxwell House coffee and said it was, “Good to the last drop.”
7. L. Frank Baum
The beloved writer and creator of the Wizard of Oz series relied on his morning joe to get his creativity flowing. He’d drink with breakfast upon rising at 8 a.m.
8. Margaret Atwood
The Canadian poet lent her name to a Balzac’s Coffee Roasters’ “Bird Friendly” blend to raise money for Canada’s Pelee Island Bird Observatory. Margaret was very particular with how she likes her coffee, which was great. She really likes more of a medium roast and even though most of customers prefer dark roasts, this one is actually better the way Margaret has selected it.
9. David Lynch
David has created his own line of coffee and mastered the philosophical art of coffee drinking—almost twenty cups a day, to be exact. particular terminology that David Lynch likes to use to describe coffee is : “You know those wine tasters, they have a billion different words [laughs] but it just comes down to what you really like. So if words come out, and “great taste” is what you’re looking for and it tastes good as you’re drinking it, and then it tastes good after it’s entered you, it just reads as “great coffee.””