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For the love of coffee

My "collection" of coffee making devices :) and old version


Nice story concerning coffee takes place is Sweden where in the 18th century two groups of citizens stated arguing violently. One of them affirmed that coffee was a better drink than tea while the other one affirmed the contrary. To solve the problem, King Gustav III of Sweden ordered to give only coffee and only tea to two twin brothers sentenced to death in the Stockholm prison. In a short time facts would demonstrate which one would die first.

Observed by doctors and judges, the experiment started, while different citizens bet and predicted which one would resist. Paradoxically both of them survived for many years, while their observing doctors, judges, the King* and betters died before the two convicts.

Of the two, the first one who died more than 50 years later than the experiment, was the brother who drank tea, not due to the drink but to the age of 83 years. It is told that the other one died almost centenarian.


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Taken on June 2, 2009