Government by coffee…how much coffee is consumed these days? It is getting close to a half billion cups per year. Being that this beverage is so popular all over the world today, is it time to make this centuries-old institution – namely, the coffee house – seats of government? What if underground war rooms where nuclear strikes were planned were replaced with cozy coffee houses? What if the great issues of the day were decided in cafes redolent of the soul-comforting fragrance of fresh-roasted coffee beans and lovingly-made cappuccinos rather than in austere bunkers dedicated to a blood-and-iron approach to problem solving?
Government by Coffee?
Here are some facts about the importance of coffee in this too, too stressed-out modern world of ours: