Cup of Joe


I’ve been enjoying coffee for a long long time. I’ve been on and off recently. I find that if I wake up really early, I need it to get through the morning, but if I sleep well enough during the night and wake up at a reasonable hour, I don’t necessarily need the coffee. Especially on weekends, no real need, unless there is a plentiful amount and if I don’t have to make it myself.

Anyway, I’ve always heard the term “Cup of Joe” or even the more relevant Dunkin Donuts Box of Joe; I also figured, like everything else, there was an origin to the term. Then, this past weekend on, the main page (seeing that it was a slow news day) posted the origin of the term “Cup of Joe”.


Why do they call coffee a ‘cup of joe’ ?

Josephus Daniels (18 May 1862-15 January 1948) was appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Woodrow Wilson in 1913. Among his reforms of the Navy were inaugurating the practice of making 100 Sailors from the Fleet eligible for entrance into the Naval Academy, the introduction of women into the service, and the abolishment of the officers’ wine mess. From that time on, the strongest drink aboard Navy ships could only be coffee and over the years, a cup of coffee became known as “a cup of Joe”.


Kind of makes me want a cup of coffee right now…but its way too late to be drinking that right now…
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Marcos Cosme has had a love for writing and film since he was little. By combing those two passions, he started studying film early on in Middle School and High School writing screenplays and working in his High School television production studio. When it came time for college he decided to pursue a bachelors in Electronic Film making from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marcos continues to be an avid watcher of movies and scripted television series, although he does, on occasion, watch some reality shows. He has watched hundreds of movies during the course of his life and has worked in various roles on small independent film projects, including writing, producing and directing. In his spare time Marcos loves to write screenplays, read books, contribute articles, blogs and reviews on various topics including (but obviously not limited to) movies, television, books, and wrestling; just to name a few. He is a Rabbit aficionado (he has a dwarf rabbit named Peanut-who is the logo of Cos' Blog) and is a Golden Retriever connoisseur (he has two Goldens named Cassie and Chloe). He also love to spend time with his wife and as of July of 2015 they welcomed their first child, Miles, who can occasionally be seen on the blog.

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