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Maxwell House is a brand of coffee. It was named in honor of the Maxwell House hotel, a famous hotel in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, which burned to the ground on December 25, 1961. The coffee served there was blended by a local grocer named Joel Cheek. Supposedly, when Theodore Roosevelt visited Nashville while he was President, he drank a cup of it and proclaimed it "Good to the last drop", which is still a registered trademark for the product. (From the proceeds of the sale of Cheek-Neal Coffee the parent company of Maxwell House to General Foods Corporation, Cheek built a large mansion, Cheekwood, on the outskirts of Nashville, which was later donated to the state of Tennessee and now serves as a botanical garden and art gallery.) Historian Lerone Bennett, Jr. writes in his book, "Before the Mayflower" (Chicago:Johnson Publishing Co, 2003), that the original hotel was also the site of the first national meeting of the Ku Klux Klan. The meeting took place in April of 1867, and was held in Room 10 of the hotel. Coffee in beverage form. ... Nickname: Music City Official website: http://www. ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 6 days remaining. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. ... The presidential seal was used by president Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... A trademark (Commonwealth English: trade mark) is a distinctive sign of some kind which is used by a business to uniquely identify itself and its products and services to consumers, and to distinguish the business and its products or services from those of other businesses. ... Nashvilles Cheekwood. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 36th 109,247 km² 195 km 710 km 2. ...


The modern "Maxwell House Hotel", several miles from the downtown site of the original in the "MetroCenter" development, was built in the 1970s and uses the name under license from Kraft Foods. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Kraft Foods Inc. ...


External links

  • Maxwell House
  • Joel Cheek biography at Kraft Foods
  • Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art

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YouTube - Maxwell House Coffee Commercial (442 words)
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Kraft Foods Inc. - 100 Years: Maxwell House (764 words)
In 1967, Maxwell House introduced the revolutionary Max-Pax, a pre-measured ground coffee, compressed into donut-shaped rings and packaged in filters, ready to be dropped into percolator baskets.
By 1988, because of new technology, Maxwell House coffee was made available in 13-ounce cans, yet it was still able to provide the same number of cups as the previous 16-ounce cans.
In late 2002, Maxwell House introduced the new "Fresh Seal Technology," which allows the coffee to be packed at the peak of its freshness.
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