Java – Part I

Java – Part I

Whether the prehistoric “Java man”
“pithecanthropus erectus” actually
drank coffee or not has been
hotly debated amongst paleontologists
for decades. Since he had evolved
to walking upright, now he
certainly could reach the ripe
cherries before the pterodactyls
got to them. In 1936 a crude
mortar and pestle stained
with coffee residue, as well as
fragments of porcelain cups,
were discovered near Soho.
Unfortunately, carbon dating
pinpointed the fragments as
a dropped expresso cup from
the Italian expedition of 1935.

– Kanan Roberts.


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