Man’s mission: Have coffee with 1,000-plus Facebook friends

WASHINGTON — How many Facebook friends do you have? Do you ever look at them and think, “I barely even know that person?”

Matt Kulesza, a 28-year-old Australian student, thought so. With 1,088 friends, he tells Elite Daily, “I guess the initial idea of connecting had had just evolved into more just brainless scrolling.”

So he decided to do something about it.

“I was just going to do a cull to get rid of people, but then I thought that I should see if I could get to know them instead,” he says.

He started 1000+ Coffees and began to meet each one for a cup of coffee.

The Keurig coffee company helped him, bringing him to New York for a power- packed visit, with 16 people in five days. That’s a lot of coffee.

He was drinking four or five cups a day.

“I was feeling pretty weird, and I almost couldn’t string together sentences. My brain was working, but [words] would be coming out as this jumbly mess.”

The solution? Balancing out with tea, and water.

“And a beer is really good as well.”

He estimates it’ll take about three years to finish it up, but it’s been rewarding so far.

“I was apprehensive about a few people,” he says, acknowledging that exes number among his friends, “but … genuinely excited about learning and having my perceptions of people change.”

He calls it “one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done with my life.”

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