Kruger Claims World Record for Largest Coffee Party

    COLOGNE, Germany, Aug. 30 /CNW/ - Thousands of coffee drinkers of all
ages today descended upon Cologne's Jugendpark to become record-breakers at
KrugerKranzchen - a Guinness World Records achievement for the world's largest
coffee party.
    The record-breaking event kicked off at 12:00 at the Jugendpark in
Cologne where 8,162 attendees were greeted with a piece of cake and coffee by
hostess Gisela - a.k.a. famous comedian Hape Kerkeling - for a day of
star-studded entertainment on the Kruger stage.
    Andre Puchta, Head of Kruger Communications, said: "It seemed everybody
had a wonderful time at the KrugerKranzchen and we can hardly find the words
to express how happy we are to be the new record holders for largest coffee
party. A big thank you to Guinness World Records for all the support - to the
City of Cologne, its citizens, our partners and everybody attending this great
    Admission to the event was free and visitors were able to enjoy their
coffee and cake while Gisela chatted on stage with Katja Mitchell from the TV
show "Zimmer Frei!" and Friede Patt of "Kaffeeklatsch." Music entertainment
included "The Baseballs" and the great voices of the "Sven West Band."
Cheerleaders from local football club "1. FC Koln" also showed off their
skills along famous hypnotist PHARO.
    Guinness World Records Adjudicator, Kristian Teufel, who was present to
officially verify the achievement, said: "We congratulate the participants on
their outstanding achievement and welcome Kruger in to the family of Guinness
World Records."
    The previous Guinness World Record of 4,585 participants at a coffee
party in a single venue was achieved in London in 2008.

For further information:

For further information: about the event or to arrange interviews,
please contact Andre Puchta of H-ZWO Agentur fur Kommunikation, on phone:
+49-221-9-333-00-44, or email:; For information about
Guinness World Records, please contact Karolina Thelin, on phone:
+44-207-891-4518, or email:

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