Monday coffee and music

How many coffee beans are in your coffee cup?

Well, it depends on how strong you want it, but, on average, it is said that about 56 beans are in a standard dose, which is 7 grams of coffee ☕. For 10 grams you need 76 beans.

Known for his obsessive tendencies, stories tell that Beethoven used exactly 60 beans for a cup ☕. He believed that this was the exact number of beans to brew the perfect cup of coffee. He sometimes counted them twice just to be sure.

Have you heard about The Coffee Cantata?

Bach wrote a cantata in the 1730s, expressing his love for coffee, in times when this beverage was considered to be a drink from the devil.

The story of the cantata is about a young woman named Aria, who is addicted to coffee. Her father bannes her this pleasure due to the fact that the church forbid it, calling it devilish. He tries everything he can to discourage her from drinking coffee, interdincting her to attend to parties, balls or weddings to even threatening her that she’ll have no husband until she gives it up.

But Aria wants both the husband and the coffee and she finds a way to have them both. She tells her father that she won’t drink coffee anymore, but let her suitors know that if they want to marry her, they must let her drink coffee. Her marriage contract guarantees her three cups of coffee a day. Clever girl!

Father sir, but do not be so harsh!
If I couldn’t, three times a day,
be allowed to drink my little cup of coffee,
in my anguish I will turn into
a shriveled-up roast goat.

Ah! How sweet coffee tastes,
more delicious than a thousand kisses,
milder than muscatel wine.
Coffee, I have to have coffee,
and, if someone wants to pamper me,
ah, then bring me coffee as a gift!

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Jasrameshen says:

    It’s really fantastic and inspiring

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  2. I didn’t know this about Beethoven. ☕🥰

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  3. I love espresso. Cool how Beethoven wrote a song about it.

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    1. moonraven44 says:

      Bach wrote the cantata about coffee.

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