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40 Amazing Facts About Coffee | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Fact is that as per the historians, coffee was first discovered by a herd of goats. An Ethiopian herder discovered a bean making his goats crazy in 9th century which was later termed as coffee beans.
  2. The coffee berries, sometimes called coffee cherries, are an edible fruit that have coffee beans inside. They are only called ‘beans’ because of their resemblance to beans.
  3. One coffee plant can produce up to 2000 beans a year, this translates to 1kg of raw coffee per year  per plant. With modern agricultural techniques we are able to harvest about 3000 to 4000 kg’s of coffee per hectare of coffee plants.
  4. Most of the coffee consumed is either Coffea Arabica (Arabica beans) or Coffea  Robusta (Robusta beans).
  5. There are about fifty different species of coffee. Only the state of Hawaii produces coffee commercially in the US..
  6. Africa, Brazil, and Colombia produce more than 40 percent of coffee in the world.
  7. Amazing fact is that 400 to 500 Billion cups of coffee are consumed each year and, as a commodity, the coffee bean ranks second only to petroleum in terms of dollars traded worldwide.
  8. Average 8 oz. cup of coffee contains about 90 to 110 mg Caffeine.
  9. About 65 percent Americans drink coffee with breakfast. New York inhabitants consume 7 times more coffee than people from any other US city.
  10. The coffee taster for Costa coffee has his tongue insured for amazing £10m.
  11. Before coffee became popular in the 1700s , beer was the most popular drink to go with breakfast in the USA.
  12. Coffee loses caffeine as it is roasted, so a dark, “bold” cup of coffee actually has less caffeine than a lighter roast
  13. If milk is added to coffee, the fat content of the milk causes human body to absorb caffeine at a slower rate, thus weakening its effect.
  14. Coffee stays warm 20% longer when you add cream.
  15. Fact is coffee doesn’t taste like it smells because saliva wipes out half of the flavor.
  16. Amazing fact is coffee can be lethal if you drink about 100 cups of processed coffee drink.
  17. Brewed espresso has 2.5% fat, while filtered coffee contains 0.6% fat.
  18. George C Washington, an English chemist invented instant coffee in Guatemala in 1906. The product was commercially launched in 1909.
  19. Amazing fact is the original New York Stock Exchange was a coffee house on Wall Street which started in 1794 and was destroyed by fire in 1835.
  20. Some Catholics urged Pope Clement VII to ban coffee, calling it “devil’s beverage”. After tasting the beverage, the Pope is said to have remarked that the drink was so delicious that it would be a sin to let only misbelievers drink it.
  21. A tall Starbucks coffee has about 7.6 times the caffeine of a can of Coke and more caffeine than a 12-ounce can of Red Bull.
  22. Amazingly Kopi Luwak, the world’s most expensive coffee is made from coffee beans eaten and excreted by a Sumatran wild cat.
  23. The most expensive drink at Starbucks is for $25 , which serves 16 shots of espresso or 1400 mg of caffeine.
  24.  In Japan they have “Cat Cafes”, coffee shops where you can hang out with cats.
  25. A study has found that drinking coffee may help save your liver from alcohol damage.
  26. Brazil couldn’t afford to send its athletes to LA for the 1932 Olympics, so they loaded them in a ship full of coffee and made them sell it on the way.
  27. Regular coffee drinkers have a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other health problems due to an unidentified component interacting with the caffeine.
  28. Coffee was banned in Mecca in sixteenth Century. It was believed to stimulate radical thinking and unwanted behaviour.
  29. The first webcam watched a coffee pot. It allowed researchers at Cambridge to monitor the coffee situation without leaving their desks.
  30. There is a custom in Naples called Caffè Sospeso where someone who has experienced good luck would order a sospeso, paying the price of two coffees but receiving and consuming only one. A poor person enquiring later whether there was a sospeso available would then be served a coffee for free.
  31. It’s a wedding custom for Turkish brides to spike the groom’s coffee with salt before the wedding. if he drinks it without complaint, he’s a keeper.
  32. James Michael Tyler (Gunther) from friends got his role because he was the only one who was able to use a coffee machine during interview.
  33. The French philosopher Voltaire is said to be drinking 50 cups of coffee a day.
  34. There is a spa in Japan that lets you bathe in coffee, tea, or wine.
  35. Amazingly a car fueled by used coffee grounds made the 250-mile London to Manchester trip in 2010. It was called the ‘car-puccino’ and made the trip on the equivalent of 11,000 espressos.
  36. Amazing thing is that coffee was so scarce in Germany during WWII that ‘coffee bombs’ were dropped from planes to turn the people against the government.
  37. The woman who won $2.9 million by suing McDonald’s over spilled hot coffee amazingly asked for only $20,000, to cover her medical bills.
  38. The handbook issued to US soldiers in Britain during WW2 included the line “the British don’t know how to make a good cup of coffee. You don’t know how to make a good cup of tea. It’s an even swap.”
  39. Amazing fact is that in the ancient Arab culture there was only one way a woman could legally divorce: If her husband didn’t provide enough coffee.
  40. Irish coffee was actually invented to warm up cold American plane passengers leaving from Ireland.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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