–written by Raleigh Marketing Consultants’ Fall Communication Director Meghan Hankins
So October 1st was International Coffee Day which is a pretty important holiday to all of us here at Raleigh Marketing Consultants. We celebrated by having a guilt free second (or third) cup of coffee!
Why the nickname “Joe”?
Have you ever wondered why a warm cup of coffee has been nicknamed a “cup of Joe”? If so, I have the answer.
Back in the 1930’s coffee gained a new nickname. “Jamoke” was a popular nickname that combined mocha and java. Along the way, it was shortened to “Joe,” and has stuck ever since.
Lately I have grown fond of a particular coffee shop:
Benelux Coffee in Cameron Village opened up in 2010 and has been serving up coffee (& amazing waffles) since.
One of my favorite things about their shop is the enormous coffee bean mural on the wall. It even won a Guinness World Record for the world’s largest coffee bean mural!
Speaking of Guinness World records:
The World’s Largest Cup of Coffee was 2,010 gallons of fresh coffee that was brewed into a 8 foot tall specially constructed coffee mug.