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Cup of Joe any Joe can use

logoJoe, java go-juice, jamoke, mud and murk are all terms that people use to describe the favored morning beverage, coffee. How did the drink expressed from the coffee bean get the moniker, “cup of joe”?

Like most things American, it comes from the military. Better than Hershey chocolates that were made for military men and pizza that the military brought from Italy, coffee was called “Joe” by naval officers. During the first half of the 20th century the song “Old Black Joe” was their unofficial theme song. Additionally, the term was included in the Reserve Officer’s Manual of 1931. This was in addition to the slang term, java and jamoke. It was understood that, “Coffee is the marine’s best friend and the Corps might well adopt the good old ‘joe-pot’ for its emblem.”

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Rustic Coffee Table

Rustic Coffee Table

Rustic Coffee Table

Rustic Furniture is simplicity itself, bringing a touch of nature into your home with its rugged strong appearance and woody aroma. Do not however confuse rugged with shoddy as your Rustic Coffee Table should be well made with tight fitting dove tail joints, apply pressure and lateral movement to ensure your furniture piece is solid, over time the wood will naturally dry and some small splitting will occur, this is quite normal and will add to the uniqueness of your piece.

Price ranges vary and as with anything you only get what you pay for so opting  for the cheap option will invariably lead to a shorter life span, the rustic style will fit perfectly with many different types of home from a log cabin to a more modern surrounding of course your choice is not limited to a wooden design as there are also wrought iron and glass top tables to choose from, although you may pay a little more, having a handmade designer piece of furniture created will ensure a one of a kind.

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