Hostel decorations: Equity Point Prague’s “Sugar cubes”

Sugar Cubes

Now-a-days going to have a coffee and put some sugar cubes is a normal action. But when they were born?

Sugar cubes were first produced in the nineteenth century. In the 1840s, Juliana Rad, who was married to the head of a sugar refinery in Moravia –Czech Republic–, cut a finger while chopping sugar. She complained to her husband, perhaps while waving her bandaged hand: Why not make units of sugar that would come perfectly sized for one cup of tea?

Jakub Krystof Rad’s innovation was to use a press to make the cubes, and he soon presented a box of them to his wife.

The first inventor of a process to make sugar in cube form was Moravian Jakub Kryštof Rad, director of a sugar company in Dacice. He began sugar cube production after being granted a five-year patent for the invention on January 23, 1843.

We hope not to cut other fingers to have great ideas!

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