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"Ah! How sweet coffee tastes! Lovelier than a thousand kisses, sweeter than muscatel wine! I must have my coffee..."  -- Johann Sebastian Bach (1732, an aria from his 'Kaffee-Kantate')
 

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"The powers of a man's mind are directly proportional to the quantity of coffee he drank."  -- Sir James MacKintosh (18th century philosopher)
 

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"I would rather suffer with coffee than be senseless."  -- Napoleon Bonaparte
 

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"Over second and third cups flow matters of high finance, high state, common gossip and low comedy. [Coffee] is a social binder, a warmer of tongues, a soberer of minds, a stimulant of wit, a foiler of sleep if you want it so. From roadside mugs to the classic demi-tasse, it is the perfect democrat."  -- The New York Times, 1949
 

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"I believe that the American coffee industry is doing itself irreparable harm by mass marketing mediocre coffee at a low price. I think that what is happening today in the coffee business is just a foreshadowing of the eventual indifference of the total American public to the world of coffee drinking."  -- Edward Bransten, 1969.

 

 
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