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Coffee has two virtues: it is wet and warm

Posted by GoForThisWorld on April 15, 2010 at 17:28

Some books on coffee (such as Coffee Dates for Couples" by Janel Breitenstein, Margie Clark and Amy L. Bradford) and various web-sites (such as and googling for "" ) mention "An old Dutch saying: 'Coffee has two virtues: it is wet and warm.'"

Questions: What exactly is the origin of that saying? And why coffee? Why not tea or hot chocolate?