On this date in 1927, Gus Comstock of Fergus Falls, MN, consumed 85 cups of coffee in 6 hours to set the world record for most coffee consumed. And it didn’t kill him.
I’m proud to say that I was born and raised in Fergus Falls, MN, and maybe there’s something to our coffee-drinking tradition (both as Minnesotans and Scandinavians) that led me into this industry. So today, I salute Mr. Comstock and his world record by drinking coffee. Two cups, even.
For more of this story from my hometown newspaper, click here.