One of “Germany’s Starbucks” is a coffee chain called, Balzac Coffee. It always struck me when I found out that people didn’t know Balzac was a famous author, but I had no better clue as to why someone honored him with in the name of their café. Today I stumbled upon the New Yorker’s daily shout to Balzac and now it all makes sense: Balzac was legendary in his coffee drinking habits, supposedly drinking up to fifty cups per day.
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My wife could drink him under the table!
50 cups a day? Like 2 oz cups? That’s insane! Did he die at like 22?
He was 51, apparently, but his death probably started some decades earlier but was delayed by the coffee.