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Mike Barefoot

Mike Barefoot, on busy days, drinks fifteen cups of coffee, but never visibly shakes.

— From June 1976
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

A Kind Word About Coffee

One legend gives the credit to Kaldi, a goatherd in Ethiopia. One day in 850 A.D. Kaldi noticed his goats, after feeding on the berries of a certain evergreen bush, began to act strangely. Enough so to make Kaldi try the beans himself. After eating a few, he was sure of a real find. Exhilarated and exuberant, he ran home to tell the villagers about his discovery of a new high.

June 1976
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