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• It wasn’t until 2005 that the autopsy report was released, which showed that Horton’s blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit, and that a half-filled vodka bottle was among the crash debris. • Upon Horton’s death, Ron Joyce bought out the Horton family’s shares for $1 million and took over as sole owner of the existing chain of 40 stores. By 1991, Joyce had opened the 500th outlet. Tim Hortons franchises spread rapidly and eventually overtook McDonald’s as Canada’s largest food service operator. The rapid expansion of the chain drove many independent donut shops out of business, while Canada’s per-capita ratio of donut shops surpassed those of all other countries. • As of 2013, Tim Hortons had 4,304 outlets, including 3,588 in Canada, and 859 in the U.S. The company holds 25% of the Canadian fast-food market, 62% of the coffee market (compared to Starbucks, in the #2 position, at 7%) and more than 75% of the baked goods market. Half of all bagels sold in Canada are sold through Tim Hortons. • On average, stores offer 20 different kinds of donuts along with a lunch menu including soups and sandwiches. However, 60% of their sales occur in the morning, and of that more than 50% is coffee. • Despite having a population of just 64,128, the city of Moncton, NB, has a staggering 22 Tim Hortons franchises. That equates to 1 restaurant for every 2,915 residents. Nationwide, the ratio of Tim Hortons to Canadian citizens is 1 to 15,000. • Its location in Iqaluit on the southern coast of Baffin Island is the northernmost store. • Ron Joyce’s son married Tim Horton’s daughter, returning the Horton family to the company.

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• Ludwig Roselius had a father who was a professional coffee taster in Germany in the 1800s. His father died young. Ludwig thought his father’s death was due to ingesting too much caffeine. At the time, the process of decaffeinating coffee made it lose most of its flavor. • Ludwig opened a coffee business of his own, and in 1903 a ship filled with coffee beans destined for his store flooded and the entire load was soaked with seawater. Ludwig gave this ruined coffee to his researchers, asking them to experiment with decaffeination. Surprisingly, they found that the soaked beans were easy to decaffeinate. The key was to raise the moisture content of the beans before subjecting them to the chemical process.

• You might be surprised to learn that the fax machine was invented in the 19th century. In 1843, a man named Alexander Bain patented Bain's Telegraph, which was able to • In the African nation of Swa- transmit an exact copy of lines, ziland, it is illegal for a witch letters and shapes to chemically to fly a broomstick at an alti- treated paper on the other end of the line. tude above 150 meters. • If you're like 91 percent of • In 2013, for the first time, the Americans, you sometimes eat United States offered a larger market for wine than France. breakfast for dinner. • You may have been unaware of it for the past 11 months, but 2014 has been the International Year of Family Farming, so declared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. • Place-names sometimes enter the English language through roundabout means. Take Arkansas, for instance: That state's name comes from the word akansa, which is a French pronunciation of an

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• He set up a new business, marketing his coffee in Europe until the war ended. He needed a new name for his coffee so he chose a contraction of the French words ‘sans caffeine’ meaning ‘without caffeine.’ • He returned to America in 1923, and nine years later General Foods bought him out. Meanwhile, the company that he lost during the war went out of business. • The modern decaffeination process is still based on his accidental discovery, and his company was purchased by Kraft foods. What is it called? (Answer at top of next page)

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• As the holidays and the inevitable family gatherings approach, you might want to prepare yourself to engage in logomachy -- a battle fought with words.

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Algonquin name for the Native American Quapaw people. The original word means either "people of the south wind" or "downriver people."

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• It was beloved American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson who made the following sage observation: Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.

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• Ludwig patented the process and moved to America in 1914, setting up a coffee trading company called Kaffe-HAG, with HAG being an acronym for the German words meaning Coffee Trading Company. When World War I began, his business was seized under the U.S. Alien Property Custodian Act and handed over to Americans. Ludwig lost everything, including the trademarked name of his coffee.


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MOBY DICK’S BLEND DEERE. JOHN DEERE. (continued): • In Seattle in 1971, three friends got together •and It was whilea living in Illinois Johncoffee noopened specialty shop that selling ticed the problems that farmers faced when beans and coffee-making equipment. One of attempting to till soil. Because the area had the partners was a writer who loved the book formerly been woodland, the soil was rich “Moby Dick.” Hewhich wanted to name theclung business with hummus, clumped and to after shipofinthethat book, the “Pequod,” but the the blades plows farmers were accusanother partner objected, saying nobody would tomed to using. While repairing a broken cirwant drinkDeere a cupstumbled of PEE-quod. Instead, they culartosaw, upon an idea. He named the company after Captain Ahab’s first employed his smith skills to fashion the steel mate. blade into the shape of a plow. He affixed wooden spokes, then hitched • Intwo 1982 they hired Howard Schultzthe to device be their to a horse. It plowed the heavy Illinois soil director of marketing. Howard took a trip to like a charm. In fact, a farmer who happened Milan, Italy, where he saw Italians sipping to be observing the test run immediately put espresso. Hefor loved coffee himself, and he imin an order his own John Deere plow. mediately understood the attraction of espres•so.InWhen short he order, Deerehome, gave up his blacksmith returned he suggested to his shop and focused on making plows. The bosses that instead of selling just coffee beans company grew steadily and added many emand equipment to their customers, they should ployees. In the late 1840s, John relocated the also selloperation coffee drinks, including espresso. entire to Moline, Illinois. Ashamed

of bosses his owndismissed lack of education, sent histo • His the idea,John preferring children to the state’s finest schools. keep the focus of the company on theOne saleofof his proudest days occurred when son Charles coffee beans. They felt coffee was meant to be earned the equivalent of an from Bell’s prepared in the home and notMBA in a shop. Commercial College in Chicago.

• Howard subsequently left them and started up •hisWith son Charles managing the company, ownhiscoffee shop, selling coffee drinks. In John found time to pursue philanthropic in1987 his former bosses sold him their coffee terests. He co-founded both the First Nationbean company. By now Howard had mastered al Bank and the First Congregational Church. theHecoffee shop the business he began a pewas elected mayorand of Moline in 1873, riod of phenomenally until where one of his firstspeedy actions expansion – the replaceit ment became the largest coffeehouse chain in the of the city’s open drains with a sewer world, with some 16,000 storeslives in 49bycountries pipe system – saved countless reducaround world. still named after Captain ing thethe spread of It’s disease. first mate the book Dick.” •Ahab’s The original JohninDeere logo, “Moby registered in What’s it called? (Answer is below.) 1876, depicted a deer that was native to Africa. Thirty-six FINAL years later, in 1912, it was reFACT placed with contains the image a North American • Black coffee noofcalories. white-tailed deer. In the decades that folThe coffee chain is called Starbucks. lowed, the now-familiar “outline” logo took over as the symbol of the John Deere brand.

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