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Why is coffee called a "cup of joe"?

Asked by wodowd (147 points ) February 27th, 2008
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Joe = shorthand for Java

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it was based from the military in world war 2 when they used to give packets of instant coffee in MRE’s. One of the soldiers poured the packet into his mouth called it a cup of joe after himself and it stuck ever since

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