PopQuizzical Daily! for May 27, 2013:
The Maxwell House slogan “It’s good to the last drop” – who came up with that?
Did you know that before the giant coffee brand of “Folger’s” was emblazoned on the sides of blue coffee cans in your local grocery store, the Folger family was huge in the whaling scene? Me neither. One of the Folger boys was allowed to sail to San Francisco during the gold rush of the 1840s. He became a parter in a coffee roasting business, which he eventually took over – roasting beans and taking them to gold miners in the California hills. Turns out, you actually could trade gold for magic beans. As long as those beans tasted like coffee.
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