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Why is coffee called "joe"?

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There's no consensus on how coffee got the nickname "a cup of joe," but there are a bunch of theories, some way more plausible than others. The most likely is that other nicknames for coffee—"java" and "mocha"—got smushed into one word, "jamoke," which got shortened to "joe" over time.

The next theory in terms of plausibility is that "joe" has a long history of standing in for the common man, and since coffee came to be the common, everyday beverage, the two were a natural fit.

There are other popular theories—like the one claiming "joe" is an homage to Josephus Daniels, who banned alcohol on Navy ships in the early 1900s and thus sparked an uptick in coffee consumption among the crews—but they're not very well proven.

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The term â??joeâ?? for coffee dates back to the World War I era. Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy under Woodrow Wilson, tried to improve the morality of the sailors by banning certain things like prostitution and alcohol on the bases. As a substitute for alcohol, coffee rose in importance and the beverage came to be associated with Daniels. Originally disparagingly called â??A cup of Joseph Danielsâ??, it was soon shortened to â??A cup of Joeâ??.

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Until the end of WW2, many Americans called coffee Java, because

much of their beans came from there.

Java and Sumatra make up the biggest land mass of present day Indonesia.

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because it was invented by someone called joe

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The coffee makes us stress-free and relax . That is the reason to called Joe :)

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Anh l.._.. haz

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two hundreds, six tens, two ones=

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because it got sparkles on it

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the real question here is who's joe?

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i luv tea no coffee plz

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