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!