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Coffee or beer for Frederick the Great

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Here at UKVending we have done extensive trials and testing and we believe that our coffee is some of the finest you can find, so it is interesting to turn the clock back 234 years to the year of 1777 and transport us to the court of King Frederick the Great who it must be said didn’t like coffee at all. He even went as far as to make a royal proclamation on the subject on September 13, 1777,

“It is disgusting to notice the increase in the quantity of coffee used by my subjects, and the amount of money that goes out of the country as a consequence. Everybody is using coffee; this must be prevented. My people must drink beer. His Majesty was brought up on beer, and so were both his ancestors and officers. Many battles have been fought and won by soldiers nourished on beer, and the King does not believe that coffee-drinking soldiers can be relied upon to endure hardships in case of another war.”

Perhaps the might be something in this as he stayed on the Prussian throne longer than anyone else at 46 years, still not sure you can rely on an army fuelled by beer though!

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