You and your staff could move one step closer to following in their footsteps every time that you brew up in your office. With this in mind, here are six wildly successful people throughout history who relied upon coffee to make an impact.
Ludwig van Beethoven
The man responsible for some of the finest music the world has ever heard couldn’t cope without his daily coffee intake. In fact, the famed composer was said to be rather meticulous when it came to a cup of the hot stuff – insisting that it would have exactly 60 beans. According to biographer Anton Schindler, "coffee seems to have been the one indispensable item in his diet".
Voltaire was known to be one of the greatest minds of his generation. Much like the average office worker, the writer wasn’t necessarily ready to go first in the morning and instead relied upon coffee to kick-start his productivity. According to historians, he was capable of drinking 50 cups a day as he penned classics such as ‘Candide’.
Coffee was just as popular in the 1700s as it is now. Just look at Louis XV. The King of France just couldn’t get enough of the stuff as he reigned over one of the most powerful countries in the world. The monarch was said to be so infatuated with the drink that he even grew beans in a garden at the Palace of Versailles. He’d then serve his own brew to guests who visited. Luckily, these days there are coffee machines to provide a much quicker burst of productivity for people.
Theodore Roosevelt just missed out on the convenient days of coffee machines. The 26th President of the United States surely could have done with one though as he was said to drink copious amounts of coffee between his stately duties in the early 20th century. Theodore’s own son once quipped that his father liked the drink served not in a mug but "more in the nature of a bathtub".
It’s far from easy to become the world’s number one talk show host. However, it’s a feat that David Letterman accomplished in the 1980s. But what was his secret? According to the man himself, his success was all down to the help of coffee. During an interview with Esquire in 1994, he admitted to drinking "way too much" of the stuff, before adding: "But if it weren't for the coffee, I'd have no identifiable personality whatsoever. So that's what we have here."
Coffee is the answer!
It’s clear that coffee was a factor in the success of these great men – and it could be for your staff too! Office workers can have unrestricted access to the hot stuff if there’s a coffee machine to inspire and motivate them in the workplace. Get in touch with Office Coffee for more information about getting one for your business.