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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Interesting Facts about Coffee!




Interesting Facts about Coffee!

Kaldi was an Ethiopian goat herder around 800 A.D. Legend says the shepherd noticed the goats were dancing and behaving strangely after eating the berries from the coffee tree.

Kaldi was an Ethiopian goat herder around 800 A.D. Legend says the shepherd noticed the goats were dancing and behaving strangely after eating the berries from the coffee tree.

Catholics believed coffee to be the "bitter invention of Satan." They urged Pope Clement VII to ban the brew in 1600. After having a cup, it is said he declared, "this devil's drink is so delicious...we should cheat the devil by baptizing it!"

Catholics believed coffee to be the "bitter invention of Satan." They urged Pope Clement VII to ban the brew in 1600. After having a cup, it is said he declared, "this devil's drink is so delicious...we should cheat the devil by baptizing it!"


King Charles II banned coffee shops in England in 1675. He was paranoid people were using the coffee houses to conspire against him.

King Charles II banned coffee shops in England in 1675. He was paranoid people were using the coffee houses to conspire against him.

East African tribes used the coffee cherries to make a paste with animal fat into little balls for extra energy during battles. By 1000 A.D., Ethiopians were brewing wine with the beans.


Frederick the Great of Prussia issued a statement in 1777 encouraging Prussians to drink more beer not coffee with their breakfast.

Frederick the Great of Prussia issued a statement in 1777 encouraging Prussians to drink more beer not coffee with their breakfast.

Women could seek to divorce their husbands if they did not keep the family ibrik (pot) filled with coffee in ancient Turkey.

Women could seek to divorce their husbands if they did not keep the family ibrik (pot) filled with coffee in ancient Turkey.

Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world: first is oil. It is estimated 400-500 billion cups of coffee are consumed every year. 

Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world: first is oil. It is estimated 400-500 billion cups of coffee are consumed every year.

The Italian word cappuccino comes from the Capuchin friars. The drink refers to the color of their habits.

The Italian word cappuccino comes from the Capuchin friars. The drink refers to the color of their habits.

Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world at $600 per pound. The beans have been ingested and defecated by the Asian palm civet.

Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world at $600 per pound. The beans have been ingested and defecated by the Asian palm civet.

Brazil and Colombia are responsible for producing 40% of the world's coffee. 

Brazil and Colombia are responsible for producing 40% of the world's coffee.

The Bean Belt is an imaginary line that covers coffee-growing regions in Central, South America, Africa, and Asia. 

The Bean Belt is an imaginary line that covers coffee-growing regions in Central, South America, Africa, and Asia.

Coffee is a stimulant. Some doctors argue that by drinking the hot java, we are constantly activating the adrenal glands: responsible for releasing fight or flight response. After the caffeine wears-off, drinkers crash or suffer from adrenal fatigue. 

Coffee is a stimulant. Some doctors argue that by drinking the hot java, we are constantly activating the adrenal glands: responsible for releasing fight or flight response. After the caffeine wears-off, drinkers crash or suffer from adrenal fatigue.

The brewing company's original name was Pequod after the whaling ship from the novel Moby ****. They chose to name it instead after the chief mate: Starbuck. 

The brewing company's original name was Pequod after the whaling ship from the novel Moby ****. They chose to name it instead after the chief mate: Starbuck.

The Yunessun spa in Hakone, Japan offers their visitors a coffee bath for only $27 per person. 

The Yunessun spa in Hakone, Japan offers their visitors a coffee bath for only $27 per person.

During WWII, American GI's would add water to dilute their espresso, hence the term "Americano." 

During WWII, American GI's would add water to dilute their espresso, hence the term "Americano."

The Guinness World Record for the oldest cat ever, Creme Puff lived to be 38 years old. His diet consisted of bacon, eggs, broccoli and coffee. His human Jake Perry also owned another feline: Grandpa Rex Allen who also consumed coffee and lived to 34. 

The Guinness World Record for the oldest cat ever, Creme Puff lived to be 38 years old. His diet consisted of bacon, eggs, broccoli and coffee. His human Jake Perry also owned another feline: Grandpa Rex Allen who also consumed coffee and lived to 34.

Georgia is a line of canned coffee owned by Coca-Cola. This drink is popular in Japan, South Korea, India, and Singapore. 

Georgia is a line of canned coffee owned by Coca-Cola. This drink is popular in Japan, South Korea, India, and Singapore.

Coffee has been found to reduce the chances of developing liver cancer by 40% when consumed regularly. Furthermore, coffee has also been known to decrease cirrhosis: an alcohol induced liver disease. 

Coffee has been found to reduce the chances of developing liver cancer by 40% when consumed regularly. Furthermore, coffee has also been known to decrease cirrhosis: an alcohol induced liver disease.

Contrary to popular belief, the darker the roast the less caffeine it contains. 

Contrary to popular belief, the darker the roast the less caffeine it contains.

Starbucks strategically uses round tables so individual drinkers do not feel lonely. 

Starbucks strategically uses round tables so individual drinkers do not feel lonely.

Cat cafés in Japan are popping up everywhere where patrons can hang out with the neighborhood felines while enjoying their hot javas. 

Cat cafés in Japan are popping up everywhere where patrons can hang out with the neighborhood felines while enjoying their hot javas.

Adding cream to coffee will keep the drink warmer 20% longer. 

Adding cream to coffee will keep the drink warmer 20% longer.

Turkish wedding customs requires the bride to spike the groom's coffee with salt prior to the wedding, if he drinks it without any complaints, he's a catch. 

Turkish wedding customs requires the bride to spike the groom's coffee with salt prior to the wedding, if he drinks it without any complaints, he's a catch.

Drinking coffee can be lethal. Although, you would need to drink anywhere between 80 to 100 cups depending on weight for it to pose any real danger.

Drinking coffee can be lethal. Although, you would need to drink anywhere between 80 to 100 cups depending on weight for it to pose any real danger.

Iced coffee is more expensive because it needs double brewing. 

Iced coffee is more expensive because it needs double brewing.

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