I love coffee. You love coffee. We love coffee. It makes us, and more importantly, the world, more tolerable.
But can you imagine loving coffee so much, you drink forty-seven cups every day?
One guy did and it changed his life. No, he didn’t die.
Now, to be clear, drinking forty-seven cups of coffee every day is insane. And dangerous.
But that didn’t stop what many call the world’s most influential writer of all time, Honore de Balzac, from drinking the equivalent of that much brew every day for twenty-five years.
Balzac consumed his coffee in the form of a highly potent espresso and chewed on coffee grounds. And while on the strongest coffee buzz in the history of humanity (that we know of), he wrote forty-seven novels, a dozen novellas, eighteen short stories, and a handful of plays. All for a grand total of more than two thousand named characters. That’s quite the universe he’s got there.
So if you’ve ever wondered what a really, really, really, really, really, really, REEEEEEEEEEALLY strong coffee buzz can do, wonder no more. And for the love of all things sacred, please, please, PLEASE do NOT try this at home. Or work. Or at a coffee shop. Or ANYWHERE. Your doctor and I appreciate it.
H/t: Inc. Magazine.