Coffee was the fuel that got the 1932 Brazil Olympic team to the Xth Olympiad in Los Angeles. Brazil's athletes did not have much success in the Olympic competitions, but the story of their unique journey to the 1932 Olympic Games will always have a place in both Olympic lore and coffee history.
“The Coffee Song” is a novelty song that Frank Sinatra recorded in an uptempo, swing style. The song lampoons Brazil’s coffee surplus. Its theme is summarized in the line, “They've got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil” — billions of beans and zillions of tons of coffee. According to “The Coffee Song,” no beverages other than coffee are available in Brazil — no soda, no tea, no tomato juice.