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We have the most fascinating facts about coffee for you to know and for you to talk about with the barista you order coffee from or anybody you like. Here we go!
- COFFEE WAS ORIGINALLY CHEWED.
A lot of people, maybe all people are sipping the coffee and that’s how we always consume it. But the truth is, it’s not always gotta be something liquid. Some historians confirmed that the first African tribes consumed coffee by grinding the berries together, adding in some animal fat, and rolling these caffeinated treats into tiny edible energy balls.
- DRINKING DECAF FUELS THE SODA INDUSTRY.
After coffee beans are decaffeinated, some coffee industries sell the caffeine to soda and pharmaceutical companies.
- INSTANT COFFEE HAS EXISTED FOR NEARLY 250 YEARS.
Instant coffee has been around for a while, its first appearance was in England in 1771, but it would take 139 years for the first mass-produced instant coffee to be introduced and patented in the U.S. in 1910.
- EVERY YEAR, MOST AMERICAN SPENDS MORE THAN $1000 FOR COFFEE.
No, an average of $1092 on coffee each year would not be enough to make America the world’s most caffeinated nation.
- THE WORLD’S COFFEE CAPITAL IS FINLAND
Even though Finland does not produce any beans of its own, their citizens drink a lot of coffee.
- BEETHOVEN WAS A BARISTA’S WORST CUSTOMER.
Beethoven loved his cup of joe, but very precise about the preparation. He wanted to consume it only if it was made with exactly 60 beans.
- BRAZILIAN ATHLETES WAS SENT TO THE OLYMPICS BECAUSE OF COFFEE BEANS
Brazil couldn’t afford to send its athletes to the Olympics in Los Angeles, 1932, so they loaded their ship with coffee and sold it along the way.
- SOME SEVERAL ATTEMPTS HAD BEEN DONE TO BAN COFFEE ENTIRELY.
In 18th century, governments were trying to ban coffee for the reason it could stimulate radical thinking. In 1746 Sweden took things to an extreme when it banned both coffee and coffee paraphernalia.
- 17TH-CENTURY WOMEN BELIEVED IT WAS TURNING THEIR MEN INTO “USELESS CORPSES.”
In 1674, the Women’s Petition Against Coffee claimed the beverage was turning British men into “useless corpses” and proposed a ban on it for anyone under the age of 60.
- EXTEND YOUR CAT’S LIFE.
The Guinness World Record holder for “Oldest Cat Ever”—a 38-year-old kitty named Creme Puff— consumed coffee every morning plus some bacons, eggs and broccoli. You don’t believe it? That cat’s grandpa had the same owner, was a 34 year old cat and had the exact same diet.
- FULL O’NUTS COFFEE CONTAINS NO NUTS.
It’s named for a chain of nut stores the founder converted into coffee shops.
- MOST EXPENSIVE COFFEE COMES FROM ANIMAL POOP.
Yes it’s called Kopi Luwak, the most expensive coffee. Came from Luwak’s digestion and only in Indonesia. The animal can’t resist bright red coffee cherries and it can’t be fully digested in their systems so the farmers collect them, washes and sells more than $600 per pound.
- THE FIRST WEBCAM WATCHED A COFFEE POT.
The researchers in Cambridge monitor the coffee situation in the Trojan Room without ever leaving their desks. After it was pulled, the pot was cost about $50 normally but there was an auction on eBay and sold just about under $5000.
- TO KILL A 150-POUND PERSON, IT WOULD TAKE 70 CUPS OF COFFEE.
A video from AsapSCIENCE claimed that it would take 70 cups of coffee to kill a roughly 150-pound person because we all know that too much something is never good and will never be.
- CIA HEADQUARTERS PROVIDED STARBUCKS.
Some officers at the Central Intelligence Agency call it “Stealthy Starbucks,” but the employees aren’t like the regular ones. They must go through extensive background checks and they cannot leave their post without a CIA escort. The greatest thing is they don’t have to write down customer’s names.
- ONE DAY COFFEE COULD FUEL YOUR CAR.
Researchers have had great success in converting coffee into biodiesel. The best thing is, used grounds work just as well.