Why do they call it a cup of joe?
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When it comes to coffee, there are a lot of nicknames. One of the most popular nicknames for coffee is “cup of joe.” So, why do they call it a cup of joe?
There are a few theories out there as to why coffee is called a cup of joe. One theory is that the term originated in the United States Navy. In the early 1800s, the Navy banned alcohol on ships. Coffee became a popular substitute for alcohol and was known as “cup of joe” because it was the cheapest cup of coffee available.
Another theory is that the term “cup of joe” comes from the name of the first coffee company in the United States, Joseph George. This theory is supported by the fact that “cup of joe” was first used in print in the early 1900s.
So, there you have it! A few theories on how coffee got its nickname, “cup of joe.”