Voltaire really liked Coffee

Pretty funny anecdote from Nikola Tesla’s amazing autobiography:

Voltaire drank 72 cups of strong black coffee a day. He left 100 volumes of fine print writing. Tesla read them all. When he reached the last volume he closed the last page and said to himself: “Right: never again!”

72 cups of coffee a day. Damn!

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1 thought on “Voltaire really liked Coffee”

  1. The comments in the above Facebook Post were –
    Nathan Curry commented :
    He’d be right at home at Denny’s unlimited refills diner.
    Nathan Curry commented :
    Number 71 Monsieur Voltaire?
    Nathan Curry commented :
    Balzac was just as big a nut. I’m pretty sure he died from coffee poisoning.
    French doctors: “There’s no such thing!”
    Voltaire and Balzac: “Hold my beer.”
    Henry Kuyvenhoven commented :
    Well I guess he was trying to stay awake/alive and share with his 72 cups. I guess he had servants who washed out the coffee cups and coffee grounds, otherwise that is amazing. I have learned that the used grounds are very valuable. Did he mention anything about that? I am sure that there’s a faster and less costly way to stay awake/alive. I call it intentional breathing or bringing a quiet happy attention to my breathing. Who breathes you.
    Charles Lilly commented :
    I dink a whole pot throughout the day

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