What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

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  1. Coffee is the world’s second most valuable traded commodity, only behind petroleum.

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    Coffee is most effective if consumed between 9:30 am and 11:30 am.
    Coffee beans aren’t beans. They are fruit pits.
    Starbucks spends more money on health insurance for its employees
    than on coffee beans.

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    Instant Coffee was invented by a man called George Washington around 1910.

    Coffee doesn’t taste like it smells because saliva wipes out half of the flavour.
    If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough energy to heat one cup of coffee.
    The word “coffee”comes from the Arabic for “wine of the bean”.

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  2. Smuggling of coffee beans to India:

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    First coffee beans were not officially brought/gifted to India but were smuggled.
    In 17th century, Arabs were very protective of their coffee industry.
    In those days, they exported roasted or baked coffee beans to other parts of the world so that none could grow them.
    Once, Indian Sufi Baba Budan went to Mecca on Haj pilgrimage.
    He first came across coffee as a dark liquid that was being served to other guests like him at Mocha, a port city of Yemen.
    He found the drink refreshing.
    It also helped him to make his devotion deep.
    In his eagerness to grow coffee himself at home, Baba Budan strapped seven coffee beans to his chest to avoid having them confiscated on his way.
    He brought exactly seven beans because the number 7 is considered sacred in Islam.
    After returning to India, Baba Budan planted those seeds in the courtyard of his hermitage in Chikmagalur, Karnataka.
    The coffee plants gradually spread as backyard plantings, and later on to the hills of what is now known as Baba Budan Hills.

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  3. Adding coconut oil to coffee helps to suppress appetite and regulate blood sugar.
    There have been five attempts to ban coffee throughout history.
    Moderate coffee drinkers have 60% lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
    At cafe ‘ La Petite Syrah ’ in France, not saying “please” and “hello” makes your coffee expensive.
    The largest iced coffee was brewed in Las Vegas in 2010, and was 1,500 gallons — ice not included.

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    Image source: Google

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  4. I see no better way then to answer this question than with a relevant “oatmeal” comic.

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?


    PS – If you dont read ” Comics, Quizzes, and Stories “, you are missing out on, what is in my humble opinion, one of the funniest comic artists on the web.

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  5. If you’re looking for a caffeine-free brew, coffee is your best option. But there’s a catch – Decaf isn’t the same as caffeine free. Caffeine takes longer to kick in and doesn’t affect every body the same way. Energy drinks are often loaded with caffeine but don’t have more caffeine than coffee. In fact, some studies suggest that coffee has benefits!

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  6. 1. BRAZIL KNOWS THEIR COFFEE
    As the worlds largest producer of coffee, Brazil produces 25% of the world’s coffee supply. 80% of the coffee that comes from Brazil is Arabica (a type off coffee bean that is typically mild and aromatic).
    Interested in trying some Brazilian coffee? Try chocolaty South American roasts here .
    2. LIGHT VS. DARK COFFEE
    Light roasts may seem weaker because of the various meanings of the word “light.” They also tend to taste more delicate and floral, which may lead us to believe they pack less power than a bold flavored dark roast. However, caffeine levels actually lower as the roast darkens.
    What’s are the other differences between light and dark roasts as far as taste, acidity levels, and appearance? Learn here . If you’re in need of more caffeine, we have some great light roasts for you!
    3. COLD BREW = LESS ACID
    Cold Brew coffee refers to the process of steeping coffee grounds in room temperature or cold water for long periods of time. Unlike iced coffee, which is hot brewed coffee over ice, cold brew never comes in contact with heated water and is intended to lower the acidity of the coffee.
    Check out this article for great tips on how-to make your own iced coffee at home.
    4. DARK ROASTS ARE MORE OILY
    Although coffee that’s oily after roasting can be a sign of freshness: not all coffee will end up excreting the same amounts of oil. Typically the darker the roast, the more oil you are likely to see on the surface of the bean.
    Wonder why your coffee beans are oily? We have the answers here .
    5. BEACHES + BEANS
    Coffee may be harvested year-round in Hawaii but the primary season starts at the end of summer and can last up until the beginning of spring. Kona coffee is a well known coffee grown on the Big Island. This coffee is grown in the rich volcanic soil on the slopes of the active Mauna Loa volcano where frequent precipitation keeps the plants nourished and protected from the intense sunlight.
    Try out some of our Hawaiian blends here .
    6. *ORDERS MORE ESPRESSO*
    The main difference between espresso and drip coffee is the preparation method. Unfortunately, espresso beans are not grown from a special and magical plant. Espresso is typically prepared with a much finer grind than drip coffee and these grinds are tamped with about 30-40 pounds of pressure.
    What is espresso, anyway? Learn more the meaning of espresso here . Hint: it’s not a bean.
    7. LAND OF THE CAFFEINATED
    Tea drinking was all the rage when America was still a British Colony. Yet after the Boston Tea Party, this became very unpopular among American patriots. Fast forward to the 70s and 80s, coffee became increasingly popular in the U.S. because of the marketing of percolators.

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  7. The most interesting facts about coffee
    Coffee isn’t actually that dehydrating.
    Like most great discoveries, coffee’s magical powers were first realized through the majesty of crazy goats
    Coffee can help you live a longer and healthier life.
    Coffee contains important nutrients you need to survive.
    Drinking coffee can help you burn fat.
    All of the coffee grown on the planet is from an area called “The Coffee Belt.”
    Iced coffee is more expensive because it uses more resources.
    Caffeine is actually crystals.
    Coffee is a red berry before it’s a bean.
    Coffee can help prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.
    Coffee is good for your liver.

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  8. Coffee was first cultivated in what is modern day Yemen.
    There have been several uprisings, rebellions and even full scale civil wars and invasions fought over coffee, the deadliest causing hundreds of thousands of casualties.
    Scientists have recommended to take a short 15–20 min nap after you drink your coffee. This is because coffee needs at least 15 minutes to began to take effect. Drink coffee, sleep for a while, and wake up not only energized by coffee but from the sleep.
    You can get addicted to drinking coffee and suffer caffeine withdrawals after not drinking coffee. Yearly over 100 people in the USA are treated for this.
    There is actually seven different plants in nature that smell like coffee, but all of them (save coffee itself) taste sour or spicy, and are unsuitable to make beverages.

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  9. What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book and a cup of coffee?.. Agree, right?
    If you are a coffee lover like me, here are some interesting facts about coffee you’ll love:
    Fact 1- COFFEE WAS BORN 800 A.D. BACK
    Once a goat herder noticed what effect coffee bean had on his goat, later the monk made a drink out of the beans and found out that he was kept awake for the whole night.
    Fact 2- BRAZIL GROWS THE MAXIMUM COFFEE IN THE WHOLE WORLD
    According to International Coffee Organisation, Brazil grows one-third of the world’s coffee.
    Fact 3- THE MOST COFFEE LOVERS ARE FOUND IN FINLAND
    According to International Coffee Organisation, Finn Adults drink 27.5 pounds of coffee each year.
    Fact 4- COFFEE LOVERS TENDS TO LIVE LONGER
    According to Harvard Health Publishing, 2 to 3 doses of coffee each day can make a person live longer than usual.
    Fact 5- ONE CUP BLACK COFFEE HAD ONE CALORIE !
    100 gm of coffee contains 1 calorie. Adding sweeteners, milk and flavours may raise it to 500-600 calories.
    Fact 6- MECCA HAS BANNED COFFEE
    Mecca banned coffee in the 15th century after it came to Ethiopia.
    Fact 7- COFFEE IS A FRUIT
    Coffee is found inside a fruit similar to cherry as a seed. They are grown on bushes.
    I hope you loved these facts. Enjoy your cup of coffee and stay amazed!!
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    Thankyou for reading 🙂

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  10. Coffee is fantasic. I’m drinking a cup of coffee everyday. It will sober me up. To be honest, I really do like coffee. It is hard to me to break my habbit. You know, coffee is a major source of Antioxidants, It will protect your body, your skin…Addition, just smelling coffee could make you less stressed.
    Get yourself a cup of coffee. It will make you feel better! Enjoy!
    For those who love it, it’s not something easily given up. Perhaps because this beverage is so popular, facts, myths, and trivia surround it. Some are true, some aren’t, and some are just fun facts.
    So let’s take a look at some of the facts, myths, and trivia about coffee!

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  11. The most expensive coffee is made from coffee beans collected from the dung of various animals, who eat the coffee berries but doesn’t digest the seeds (the “beans”). Most well known is perhaps the beans collected from the droppings from a kind of cat, Asian Palm Civet, which gives the “Kopi Luwak” coffee (or ‘cat poop coffee’). [1]

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    Source: Wikimedia Commons. By Praveenp (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( Creative Commons – Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported – CC BY-SA 3.0 ) or GFDL ( GNU Free Documentation License )]

    The largest (per capita) consumers of coffee doesn’t produce any of their own: it is basically Northern Europe and Switzerland. [2]

    [1] NO SH!T: Cat Poop Coffee In High Demand
    [2] Current Worldwide Annual Coffee Consumption per capita

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  12. Not sure whether others think the following facts about coffee are mind-blowing but they were to me when I first heard them. Some I included in an answer to this question
    What should everyone know about coffee? [ https://www.quora.com/What-should-everyone-know-about-coffee-Such-as-health-benefits-detriments-carbon-footprint-quality-how-my-choice-of-coffee-reflects-me-combination-with-other-liquids-foods-etc ]
    but here are a few more:

    * 70% – the percentage of all coffee beans that are produced by peasant farmers who receive less than 1% of the money you pay the cafe for your coffee. See, for every kilo of coffee beans that your cafe sells for about $350, the peasant farmer receives about $2.
    * 1.6 billion – the number of cups of coffee that are drunk worldwide everyday – according to the International Coffee Organisation with the Scandinavian countries leading the per capita consumption stats with Finland 12.0 kg, Norway 9.9 kg, Iceland 9.0 kg, Denmark 8.7 kg and Sweden 8.2 kg compared to the USA on 4.2 kg. IOC – Frequently Asked Questions [ http://www.ico.org/show_faq.asp?show=35 ]

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    * 300 – the number of years that Caffe Florian in Venice has been trading continuously.Opened by Floriano Francesconi on 29 December 1720 under the arcades of the Procurative Nuove using the name “Venezia Trionfante” (‘Triumphant Venice’) but was later renamed in honour of its founder Floriano Francesconi. Famous patrons included Marcel Proust, Charles Dickens and the womanizer Giovanni Giacomo Casanova.

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    * 800 – The number of years that Arabia held a total world-wide monopoly on coffee bean production via a ban on exporting fertile coffee beans. Coffee was first discovered in about 800 AD in Ethiopia, yet fertile coffee beans were only smuggled out of Arabia to the rest of the world in the 1600s by the Dutch traders and a legendary Indian named Baba Budan.

    * 1 billion – the number of coffee trees fathered by one ‘Noble Tree’ in over 60 countries worldwide. This Noble Tree was taken from France by Gabriel Mathieu de Clieu and after a perilous journey was planted in Martinique in 1723. From there this noble tree became the father to all the famous plantations of South America and beyond.

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    * 800 – The number of Volatile Molecular Species (different flavour influencing components) found in the coffee oil extracted from roasted coffee beans compared to wine which only has 150.
    * The world’s leading insurance market, providing specialist insurance services to over 120 countries, started in Edward Lloyd’ Coffee House near the Thames on Tower Street in London in 1688. At the time, Edward Lloyd provided a free information service on shipping, which prompted the wealthy to i…

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  13. 1.Coffee can kill you
    Actually not coffee, the product caffeine present in it. Despite all the positive sides, coffee can be deadly
    . But you’d have to drink 80 to 100 cups in a hurry. We advise not trying. In September 2015, the FDA warned of the dangers of powered caffeine
    , a potent product that had recently burst into popularity.
    2.Coffee can take your speaking skills to the next level
    According to polish researchers have found out that coffee helps salivary glands to work. Researchers state that after only 5 minutes from drinking 150 gm of cappuccino the salivary secretion is stimulated and so speech and diction are improved. The effect last between 30 minutes and 4 hours.
    So next time if you deal with dry mouth you can take a sip of coffee and you will be just fine.
    for more…..
    10 FACTS ABOUT COFFEE YOU SHOULD KNOW

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  14. Here are a few unusual facts about coffee. Hopefully, readers will weigh in on which is most unusual and interesting (of these), and provide a few new ones:
    ▪ Coffee was discovered in the 5th century when a goat herder noticed his goats hoovering down the cherries in which the beans are grown, and becoming happy and energetic after consuming them.
    (Eventually, the many attempts to create a palatable taste for humans resulted in coffee)
    ▪ When word and popularity spread rapidly of this new beverage and its energy boost, mood enhancer and other benefits, religious people declared it a “sin” and immediately set about trying to have it banned and made illegal.
    ▪ An increasingly popular, sought-after and expensive ($50 USD/3oz) type of coffee is called kopi luwak. It’s made by feeding the coffee cherries to a civit, which looks sort of like a bobcat and raccoon mixed.
    The civit shits out the undigestable beans, which are rinsed off and packaged. That is what people are madly chasing down and paying increasingly more money to buy.
    Supposedly the, er, end product is very smooth and non-acidic. Personally, I’ll stick with cold brew when friends or I want less acidic coffee.
    Although… *eyes cat draped across legs, who looks back, suddenly nervous* … I see a furry, pink-nosed, lucrative business opportunity here.
    If they’ll cough up $50/3oz for beans crapped out of some random beast, what will they pay for the football mojo pellets of the world’s top-ranked lucky football kitty, especially with college bowl season in full swing, and in the NFL, the battle for playoff seeding heating up rapidly???
    No, really, what are y’all offering?? :^D
    For an extra fee, you can even have the video of the magical beast squeezing out your football mojo pellets!

    Peet’s

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  15. What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    Did you know that the world’s most expensive coffee comes from cat poop?? Well,it is about your regular cat here but a little beast called the Kopi Luwak or a palm civet. The Kopi Luwak is a species of civet cat native to Indonesia who poops out digested cherries which happens to be its favorite food. This cherry poop is then harvested and turned into coffee also known as Kopi Luwak coffee, the most expensive coffee in the world.

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    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    Kopi Luwak coffee is also called cat poop coffee and cost near about 60$ for a cup or almost $700 to a $1500 for a kg. Consider that with an ordinary brand of coffee that cost about 20$ -$30 a kg. The biggest factor of cat poop or Kopi Luwak coffee is the unusual method of production which doesn’t exactly yield loads of coffee easily.
    Source: Andrew Kevin Alpin

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  16. None of the answers bring up to me personally the most important aspect of coffee: It can taste so much better
    The black stuff that you’ve been drinking is the bulk of the production. This flavor wheel shows the possibilities of the tastes of a well farmed and well roasted coffee.

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    This may sound like total lunacy… coffee can taste like pineapple? Yes it can, and it’s all thanks to the one percent of sugar inside the green coffee bean.
    Artisan coffee roasters aim to quality over quantity and attempt to roast the best quality coffee. Coffee that goes to this must be harvested from a well grown crop and includes about few percents of the whole worlds coffee production.
    I’ve tasted incredible coffees that have tasted like rasberry, milk chocolate, apricot, green sour apple and much more. It can be compared straight into wine in the tasting quality and possibilities. If you sometimes wonder if coffee that you drink could taste better it can, and it doesn’t have to be the super expensive, unethical and stupid luwak coffee. There are tons of good artisan roasteries around the world for you to taste.

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  17. Black Ivory Coffee and its creator Blake Dinkin is keen to stress the community and conservation benefits of this new delicacy, in which rescued street elephants in Chiang Saen, northern Thailand, consume Arabica coffee beans.
    The beans are picked from an altitude “as high as 1,500m” before the animals, from the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, have them pass through their systems for 15-70 hours.
    Once deposited within excrement, the beans are picked from the waste by mahouts and their families, to be sundried and roasted, with the beans’ bitterness quelled by the fermentation process

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    elephants eating coffee beans

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    Picking out beans from their poop…

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  18. Kopi Luwak is one of the most unique and expensive coffee I had ever seen and tasted. Kopi Luwak coffee is the specialty of Bali.

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    It is the most expensive coffee of the world because the making process of this coffee is very uncommon. This coffee is brewed from coffee beans that have been through the digestive system of civet(cat like furry mammal). The civet swallows the coffee cherries,the flesh of these cherries is digested but beans or left intact in the digestive system and then defecated by the civet, these beans are collected. After cleaning, roasting and grinding, this coffee is made .

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    In the intestine of the civet the coffee beans undergo some biological and chemical changes due to the enzymes inside the stomach of the civet, the bitterness of the coffee is reduced, giving it a mild and sweet taste, and the characteristic aroma. Although it is very expensive but is a must try.

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  19. WE CAN PREDICT WEATHER WITH A CUP OF COFFEE.

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    I learned this trick reading Backpacker Magazine years ago while waiting for an air taxi flight into the Nahanni River. It really works.
    Make a cup of coffee. I like to add cream and sugar since it makes the bubbles easier to see but black coffee is fine. Hot tea or hot cocoa will work too.
    Step 1: Watch the Bubbles

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    When you pour the coffee into your cup, watch the bubbles.
    If the bubbles move to the edge of the cup rather quickly, that’s a good sign. Expect clear skies for the next 12 hours.
    If the bubbles hang around in the center of the cup, get out your rain gear. You can expect rain in 12 hours.
    If the bubbles slowly move to the edge of the cup, you may get a bit of weather, but it should be clearing in a few hours.
    If you’ve managed to make a cup without bubbles, flop a spoonful of coffee back into your cup and make some more bubbles.
    Step 2: Theory

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    The theory behind this trick is that high pressure will push the bubbles to the edge, and high pressure indicates a period of sunny, calm weather. Low pressure won’t move the bubbles and low pressure systems typically bring unsettled weather.
    HOPE YOU FOUND THIS USEFUL.
    THANKS FOR READING.
    FOLLOW ME FOR MORE FASCINATING FACTS.

    Dunkin’

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  20. Coffee doesn’t stimulate you throughout the day as your body naturally produces a hormone called cortisol that keeps you alert and awake. That is released according to your circadian rhythm, which in turn is dictated by the time of the day. So drinking coffee as soon you wake up is not really going to help you as the cortisol released is highest at that time. Rather it is best to wait till 9 30 AM to have your first cup of joe .Check the infographic below to find out the right time when you can consume coffee.

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    Coffee was banned in Mecca in 1511 as it was believed to stimulate radical thoughts among the consumers. Using the same reasoning, in 1675 King Charles II of England banned coffee shops because he thought that that is the place where people would meeting in order to hatch a conspiracy against him.

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    The first webcam ever made was used to monitor a coffee pot. It allowed researchers at Cambridge to check on the coffee situation without leaving their desks.

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    After coffee beans are decaffeinated, coffee manufacturers sell the caffeine to soft drink makers, such as Coca Cola or Dr. Peppers, and pharmaceutical companies.

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    There used to be a custom in Turkey that if a husband did not make coffee for his wife , she can then legally divorce the spouse.

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    It would take around 100 cups of coffee for a lethal dose of caffeine. Having that much caffeine in your system could lead to a heart attack or seizure.

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    The word “coffee” comes from the Arabic “qahhwat al-bun,” meaning “wine of the bean.”

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    Coffee was first consumed not in form of a drink, but rather in form of balls . The coffee beans were combined with fat to make ‘energy balls’ which were munched on for a caffeine boost.

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?


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  21. “Kopi Luwak,” the world’s priciest coffee, fetches up to $600 per pound. It comes from beans that have been partially digested and shit out by wild cats known as Sumatran civets. Allegedly the cats’ digestive tracts lend the coffee beans an irresistibly mellow flavor.
    Espresso is weaker than regular coffee . Don’t let the price fool you—you’ll need three shots of espresso to match the caffeine you get in one single humble regular cup of coffee.
    Merely smelling coffee can help wake you up. Scientists have found that merely inhaling a lungful of brewing coffee in the morning can activate your brain and face the horrors of the day.
    Eighty-two cups in seven hours.
    That’s the world record for coffee-drinking, achieved by someone who likely had to be peeled off the ceiling afterward.

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  22. I have some:
    To brew a cup of proper coffee we are required to have a basic knowledge in chemistry.
    It’s quite scientific, but it is also an art.
    A proper consumption of coffee is very beneficial for health.
    There are a lot people in the world consumes coffee improperly, resulting bad side effects to their health.
    Every region will produce coffee with different taste.
    Different brewing methods, different taste.
    Maybe I will add more later 🙂

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  23. We can rabbit on about how good it feels to have the caffeine rush of coffee, and be coffee snobs about what is the exact time of day to harvest a coffee bean, the exact time and temperature required to roast coffee.
    We can debate the efficaciousness and health benefits of coffee, or what are it detrimental effects… but there is one universal truth about coffee…

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    Victor Allen’s

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  24. Intensive cultivation due to increasing demand leads to decreasing crop yields, which coupled with deforestation and global warming is going to make coffee a very expensive drink in the not too distant future.

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  25. Some of the interesting facts about coffee which I know about are:
    All the coffee in the world is grown in the region called “The Coffee Belt”. This is the reason which have all the required conditions for the coffee to grow.

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    The most expensive coffee in the world is collected from animal dung. One such coffee is called “Civet Coffee” which is produced when Asian Palm Civet eats coffee berries after a day or two the beans are then defecated in clumps, having kept their shape and still covered with some of the fleshy berry’s inner layers(Read More Here: Kopi Luwak ).

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    Another expensive coffee is made n Thailand where instead of feeding coffee to civet, it is feed to elephants. It is made from beans eaten by Thai elephants and plucked a day later from their dung.
    African tribes use to cook coffee beans with fat to make a kind of edible energy balls.
    In 1965, Kind of England banned coffee houses claiming those are the places where people meet to conspire against him.

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  26. Brazil is still the largest producer of coffee in the world and in the early 20th Century they supplied 80% of the world’s coffee…all after some daring bio-espionage to get hold of the raw seeds n the first place…
    Interesting history and observations in the blog-post below:
    Observations on Brazilian Coffee

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  27. Coffee is fantasic. I’m drinking a cup of coffee everyday. It will sober me up. To be honest, I really do like coffee. It is hard to me to break my habbit. You know, coffee is a major source of Antioxidants, It will protect your body, your skin…Addition, just smelling coffee could make you less stressed.
    Get yourself a cup of coffee. It will make you feel better! Enjoy!

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  28. Shepherds discovered coffee in Ethiopia circa 800 A.D.
    Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth.

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    In Italian, espresso means “when something is forced out”.
    Coffee was the first food to be freeze-dried.
    There are two types of coffee beans -Arabica and Robusta.
    The majority of coffee is produced in Brazil.

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
    Coffee stays warmer when you add cream.
    Dark roast coffee has less caffeine than lighter roast.
    Indonesia’s Kopi Luwak or civet coffee is the world’s most expensive coffee in the world.

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    Coffee was originally a food and not a drink.

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  29. Well, this is not exactly about coffee, but something related to coffee.
    Ludwig Van Beethovan took his coffee, with exactly 60 beans per cup daily, hand-counted.

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    2. Voltaire used to drink 40–50 cups of coffee everyday.

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    3. Teddy Roosevelt , 26th President of United States, drank a gallon of coffee per day, adding 5 to 7 lumps of sugar per drink.

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    4. Johann Sebastian Bach wrote a short opera about coffee obsession.

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    5. The French Novelist, Honoré de Balzac died from drinking too much coffee. He drank more than 50 cups per day.

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    6. The Electrical Wizard and genius, Nikola Tesla really hated coffee. He said that the coffee will excite the fibres of the brain, unnecessarily and frequently, which will make them weak, by time. But he is an alcohol addict.

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    Have a nice day 🙂

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  30. Coffee is the world’s second most valuable traded commodity.

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    Caffeine is an active and stimulating ingredient in coffee. It is usually consumed to lift the spirits, brighten the mood and increase mental alertness. Caffeine is considered a drug and is often found in energy drinks and some medicines. It is also used by athletes to enhance their performance. Some facts about coffee include: • If a person drinks more than 4 cups of coffee a day, it can cause insomnia. • Coffee can also cause physical effects if consumed in excesses, such as stomach pain, a fast heartbeat, high blood pressure, and muscle tremors. • Coffee beans are seeds of a cherry-like fruit that grows on a tropical tree. • Coffee is the second most valuable traded commodity in the world. • The caffeine content in 1 cup of coffee varies from about 95 mg to 200 mg. • The use of coffee was first documented by a famous Ethiopian goat herder named Kaldi, who was tending his flock in 859 AD. He noticed that his goats became frisky after chewing on coffee berries which caused him to do the same thing.

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  32. Others have done a great job with some huge lists, but here are some facts I find interesting rather than mind-blowing:
    Finland consumes the most coffee per capita, followed by Norway.
    You can make an infusion using the berry of the coffee, dried. While some have thought it was a low caffeine drink, it’s actually incredibly high in caffeine, usually much more than a cup of coffee (and it’s called cascara ).
    Many baristas have noted, some with more rigour than others, that between good filter coffees, the largest difference in quality can be discerned between using different waters rather than using different coffees — so if you like drinking coffee, make sure you’re looking into that too.
    A lot of the coffee you drink meets many certification standards, like Rainforest Alliance (RA), Fairtrade (FLO), Organic, Utz Kapeh, or 4C (which is an industry wide consortium), even if it doesn’t say so on the label. Here’s an estimation from the Coffee Barometer made by the now defunct Tropical Commodities Coalition. The green output of the ‘grinder’ is the amount that is bought under that certification compared to the dark red which is produced under it. This however doesn’t mean you shouldn’t shop responsibly — just that not enough people are!

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

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  33. #1 Coffee As An Alternative Car Fuel
    Scientists are researching new uses of coffee beans . Their studies show the food source not only energizes us, but can possibly replace fossil fuel to power motor engines in the future. Wow amazing!

    #2 How Was Coffee Discovered?
    This legend has persisted over time: Ethiopian shepherds were curious to the effects of caffeine when they saw their goats become “frisky and dance” after eating coffee berries. Amazing right? Sometimes coffee makes THAT happen to us too!

    #3 George Washington Invented Instant Coffee
    Actually, it was another George Washington who was an American emancipated slave who became a scientist, botanist and educator with the same name.. he was the inventor in 1906. Instant dry coffee was just one amongst many other discoveries to his credit.

    #4 Coffee Beans Are Actually Fruit Seeds
    It’s called a “bean” because it looks like one after being dried and roasted, but really the coffee bean is the seed inside a red fruit berry. Do you think the berry resembles the new health trend, the acai fruit? Evidently both share beneficial properties like: anti-oxidents, increasing energy, weight control and more!

    #5 Americano Coffee Please.
    Have you ever wondered where the term, “Americano” came from? It’s the name of a type of coffee which WWII American GIs stationed in Europe would drink. They’d order strong espresso and dilute it with water. Additionally, these American GIs were known as big coffee drinkers and the term, “cup of Joe” stems from them, the “GI Joes”.

    #6 A World Money-Making Phenomenon
    In fact, coffee is the second most traded commodity on the earth!! The first is the other dark black liquid, being oil. In the U.S., New Yorkers consume 7 times more coffee than in any other state.. could this be why their sidewalks are like super highways?!

    #7 A Creature’s Role In Coffee-Making
    There’s a species of Asian civets that loves to eat coffee beans! Now, are you sitting? It’s the civet’s droppings of coffee beans called Kopi Luwak, which are a delicacy. Its brew is one of the world’s most expensive boutique variety of coffees!

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  34. 3 Days to gooo…..!!!!
    It’s a National Coffee Day…. September29th
    Let’s know few fascinating coffee facts.
    1. COFFEE WAS ORIGINALLY CHEWED .
    Sipping may be your preferred method of java consumption, but coffee has not always been a liquid treat. According to a number of historians, the first African tribes to consume coffee did so by grinding the berries together, adding in some animal fat, and rolling these caffeinated treats into tiny edible energy balls.
    2. DRINKING DECAF FUELS THE SODA INDUSTRY.
    After coffee beans are decaffeinated, several coffee manufacturers sell the caffeine to soda and pharmaceutical companies.
    3. INSTANT COFFEE HAS BEEN AROUND FOR NEARLY 250 YEARS.
    Instant coffee has been around for a while, making its first appearance in England in 1771. But it would take another 139 years for the first mass-produced instant coffee to be introduced (and patented) in the U.S. in 1910.
    4. THE AVERAGE AMERICAN SPENDS MORE THAN $1000 ON COFFEE EACH YEAR.
    You’d think that spending an average of $1,092 on coffee each year would be enough to make America the world’s most caffeinated nation. You would be wrong.
    5. FINLAND IS THE WORLD’S COFFEE CAPITAL.
    Though Finland does not produce any beans of its own, its citizens drink a lot of the brown stuff—the most of any country in the world.
    6. BEETHOVEN WAS A BARISTA’S WORST NIGHTMARE.
    Beethoven enjoyed a cup of coffee, and was extremely particular about its preparation; he insisted that each cup he consumed be made with exactly 60 beans.
    7. COFFEE BEANS SENT BRAZILIAN ATHLETES TO THE OLYMPICS.
    In 1932, Brazil couldn’t afford to send its athletes to the Olympics in Los Angeles. So they loaded their ship with coffee and sold it along the way.
    8. THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO BAN THE BEVERAGE ENTIRELY.
    As recently as the 18th century, governments were trying to eradicate coffee. Among the many reasons for outlawing the beverage were its tendency to stimulate “radical thinking.”
    9. DRINKING COFFEE COULD EXTEND YOUR CAT’S LIFE.
    Maybe it’s a coincidence, but the Guinness World Record holder for “Oldest Cat Ever”—a 38-year-old kitty named Creme Puff—drank coffee every morning of her furry little life (plus enjoying bacon, eggs, and broccoli).
    10. THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE COFFEE COMES FROM ANIMAL POOP.
    Kopi Luwak, the world’s most expensive coffee.
    11. IT WOULD TAKE 70 CUPS OF COFFEE TO KILL A 150-POUND PERSON.
    Too much of anything can be a bad thing—yes, even your favorite customized coffee beverage. A recent video from AsapSCIENCE determined that it would take 70 cups of coffee to kill a roughly 150-pound person.
    12. THERE’S A STARBUCKS AT CIA HEADQUARTERS.
    Some officers at the Central Intelligence Agency call it “Stealthy Starbucks,” but employees at the Langley, Virginia location definitely aren’t your typical Starbucks employees.
    13. COFFEE COULD ONE DAY FUEL YOUR CAR.
    Researchers have had great success in converting coffee into biodiesel. Best of all, used grounds work just as well.
    OMG..then we feel like drinking the fuel too.
    Afterall a lot can happen over COFFEE..!!
    Isn’t it..?!?

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  35. Until 1616 coffee was essentially a monopoly run by Yemen. Merchants were forbidden to sell live coffee plants or seeds. That changed when Pieter van der Broecke, a Dutch merchant, stole coffee seeds and brought them back to Holland. 40 years later coffee.
    S2 Episode 1: The History of Coffee Pt. 1 – Boise Coffee
    Coffee company Nescafe add a formulated coffee aroma to the top of instant coffee jars before sealing them so that you get that ‘fresh coffee’ smell when you open the jar the first time.
    There have been five attempts to ban coffee throughout history. The last attempt being in 1777 by Frederick the Great of Prussia who issued a manifesto declaring beer’s superiority over coffee. He believed that coffee interfered with the country’s beer con.
    26 Surprising Facts About Coffee
    Coffee was so influential in Turkish culture that the Turkish word for ‘breakfast’ literally translates to ‘before coffee’ and the word brown translates to ‘the color of coffee.’
    Turkish coffee – Wikipedia
    Coffee loses caffeine as it roasted, so a dark, “bold” cup of coffee actually has less caffeine than a lighter roast.
    Coffee roasting – Wikipedia
    Coffee comes from an edible fruit. The coffee cherry is sweet and tastes like watermelon, rosewater, and hibiscus all at once.
    Ever Wonder What a Coffee Cherry Tastes Like?
    King Gustav III of Sweden commissioned an experiment to prove coffee was poisonous. Overseen by two doctors, a prisoner was forced to drink three pots of coffee a day until he died. Both doctors and the King died before the prisoner.
    Gustav III of Sweden’s coffee experiment – Wikipedia

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  36. Ah! About coffee you asked?
    Words cannot EXPRESSO my love for coffee!

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    Here you go
    According to legend, coffee was discovered in the 9th century when an Ethiopian goat herder named Khaldi noticed that his normally lethargic goats were more excitable after they had nibbled the red berries from an evergreen tree. Khaldi took the berries to a Muslim holy man, who turned the raw fruit of the coffee tree into the delicious beverage.

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    More than 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year, making coffee the world’s most popular beverage. It is also the world’s most traded commodity, after crude oil.

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    Just three countries consume 65% of the world’s coffee: USA, France, Germany.
    History of the name COFFEE goes like this-

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    The world’s most expensive coffee is $600 a pound. And it comes from the feces of a Sumatran wild cat . The animal is unable to digest coffee beans. In the process of digesting the beans, they are fermented in the stomach. When the beans are excreted, they produce a smooth, chocolaty coffee.
    Coffee beans are not really beans at all but berries from the coffee tree bush. Also, coffee contains over 1200 chemicals and over half of those are responsible for creating its flavor!

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    So.. I won’t bore you with more on coffee.
    What else should i say?
    Have a BREW-TIFUL day!
    Source – 45 Facts about Coffee ←FACTSlides→
    22 Facts About Coffee: The World’s Most Important Beverage

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  37. Hi All,
    Regardless of if you are a coffee lover or not, you will definitely find these facts interesting:-
    Coffee Was Chewed Earlier
    Yes, you read it right.
    Many historians claimed that the first African tribe used to grind berries, add animal fat and roll them into balls to consume coffee.

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    Coffee Increases Life Span of Cats
    It is discovered that Creme Puff – the cat that lived for 38 years and earned the title of the ‘Oldest Cat Ever’ in the Guinness Book of World Records – used to drink coffee every morning.

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    Various attempts were made to Ban Coffee
    Due to its potential to stimulate ‘radical thinking’ and other such striking features, coffee was attempted to be banned many times in the history. Gladly, all the attempts failed.
    The World’s Most Expensive Coffee costs for $600 pound
    The most expensive coffee ever consumed comes from the feces of a Asian palm civet. These creatures eat coffee berries but could not digest coffee beans. They excrete the seeds which are smooth and less acidic brew and later used for making coffee.

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    Coffee Might be Used to Fuel Our Cars
    The researchers have revealed that they have succeeded into transforming coffee into biodiesel, which indicates we might fill coffee into the petrol/diesel tanks of our cars to go for a long drive.
    Which fact, among these all, do you find the most interesting? Share in the comment section below.

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  38. Kaapi Thanni
    The poor-man’s coffee, Kaapi Thanni, from India is like the rich man’s coffee in many Western countries.
    The closest Indian equivalent of the typical American coffee is called ‘Kaapi Thanni’ in South India.
    Kaapi Thanni is made of a weak, watery decoction of coffee bean powder, with a tiny bit of milk and maybe a spoon of sugar.
    Kaapi Thanni is mostly consumed by the poorest of poor people in South India.
    Those who do drink kaapi thanni barely manage to eat one meal a day, and the kaapi thanni is their morning beverage. Since these poor people can’t afford to pay much for either coffee powder, milk or sugar, their coffee is basically a lot of watery coffee decoction and a tablespoon of milk. If they run out of sugar, they drink the Kaapi Thanni without sugar.
    All those who are economically better off drink good, strong Filter Kaapi made with lots of thick milk, strong coffee decoction and sugar.
    So far, I’ve not been able to understand why so much hype is created around the weak American coffee (or any watery coffee, for that matter).
    Indian Filter Coffee:

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?


    American Coffee:

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any pictures of Kaapi Thanni. When I do find photos, I will upload it.

    Source:
    Indian filter coffee
    Brewed Coffee

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  39. Ah, coffee! For those who love it, it’s not something easily given up. Perhaps because this beverage is so popular, facts, myths, and trivia surround it. Some are true, some aren’t, and some are just fun facts.
    So let’s take a look at some of the facts, myths, and trivia about coffee!
    1. Coffee Houses and Shops
    You may think that coffee houses and coffee shops are a modern invention, but actually, King Charles II of England proclaimed a ban on coffee houses way back in 1675! The reason for the ban? King Charles II feared that his enemies were meeting in these coffee houses to plot against him.
    2. Mocha = Chocolate?
    When you hear “mocha,” you probably think of a beverage that’s a chocolate-coffee combination. But actually, “Mocha” is the name of a port in Yemen , and it is here that coffee beans from Africa are transported. So “Mocha” has to do with the origin of the coffee bean you’re drinking, not whether or not it contains chocolate.
    3. How Much?
    The US is the top coffee consuming nation in the world, with 400 million cups consumed daily.
    4. Espresso versus Cappuccino versus Latte
    First, espresso does not refer to the type of coffee bean, but rather, it refers to the way it is prepared. For coffee to be considered espresso, it needs to be made by forcing a small amount of hot water through very finely-ground coffee beans. This produces a very concentrated form of coffee.
    A cappuccino and a latte are coffee drinks made with espresso as the base. The name “cappuccino” is said to refer to the frothy, peaked, white topping that resembles the white hood of the Capuchin friars’ habit. A latte is made with espresso and steamed milk without the topping.
    5. Coffee Trees
    No one can tell you that coffee doesn’t grow on trees, because it does! Coffee trees can live up to 100 years, and it takes about five years before the tree begins producing coffee beans. One tree will yield about 1 pound of coffee a year. It takes about 2000 raw coffee beans to make a pound.
    6. A Cup of Joe
    Ever wonder why coffee is sometimes referred to as “Joe”? Admiral Josephus “Joe” Daniels banned alcohol on all Navy ships in the early 1900s, so the sailors turned to coffee, which they named after him in remembrance of his restrictions.
    7. One Bean or Two?
    Coffee “berries” or raw coffee beans are round and smooth. When roasted, they split in half. So the coffee beans you see in a package of un-ground coffee are actually half-beans.
    8. Oil and Coffee
    Next to oil, coffee is the second-largest traded commodity in the world.
    9. Perky Beverage
    The coffee percolator was invented by James Mason in December 1865, just six days before the New Year.
    10. Memory Boost
    A 2005 study showed that coffee improves memory, and a follow-up study indicated that the memory-enhancing effects could be long-term.
    Coffee is surrounded by all kinds of lore – some of it is myth, some of it is fact, and some is just plain fun. Enjoy your next cup of Joe!

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  40. Did you know that Vietnam is the worlds 2nd largest coffee producer. 2016 it has an estimated 26 Mio – 60kg bags on harvest and export. Thats a lot of coffee. Also it is often used in in your daily cup of joe from large brands, but nobody seems to know about that…..

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  41. I’ll get a little nerdy here.
    Coffee (more specifically caffeine) is an adenosine antagonist. Adenosine is a neurotransmitter that starts building up when you wake up and progressively makes you more sleepy throughout the day. Caffeine temporarily blocks this effect. Even though coffee consumption began in the 17th century the science behind its effects were not discovered until the 1980’s. [1,2]

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    [1] THE BRAIN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM
    [2] Coffee

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  42. The drink dates back to 800 A.D. …
    Coffee beans are technically seeds. …
    And you can eat coffee cherries as a food. …
    There are two main types: Arabica and Robusta. …
    Brazil grows the most coffee in the world. …
    Only two U.S. states produce coffee.

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  43. Here are some interesting nuggets about coffee
    Contrary to popular belief light roast coffee actually has more caffeine than dark roast coffee. The reason for this is that the longer coffee is roasted the more caffeine cooked out of the bean.
    Coffee can actually be used to fuel a car. Though maybe not very efficiently at the moment it is nice to know that there is an alternative out there that can not only fuel our bodies but our vehicles too. Here is some info on the coffee fuel test car . Coffee Gas Station? – Coffee Cup News : Coffee Blog, Forum, How To and Reviews.

    Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world second to only oil
    and now that we know it can be used as a source of fuel it probably won’t be to long until it’s number 1.

    And Per 10 Coffee Facts From the Amazing Fact Generator
    The average U.S. worker spends $1,092 on coffee each year

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  44. It’s not a magical drink.
    It does not give energy.
    It has been made trendy by Friends and Starbucks.
    There is no magic in coffee.

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  45. Caffeine is produced by plants (including the coffee plant) to prevent animals from eating it, but humans actually cultivate the plant because it produces caffeine (and tastes good.)
    Caffeine is toxic to spiders and insects. This picture illustrates its effect on a spider spinning a web:

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    That picture on the right of the web by the caffeinated spider describes how I feel after too much strong coffee. Wired!

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  46. Coffee is a popular commodity in the United States. As a matter of fact, we spend $40 billion dollars on coffee each year. Have you ever wondered where the coffee comes from and why it matters? Coffee plants prefer warm, wet climates, and some of the tastiest coffee is grown at high altitudes. Let’s discover 7 interesting facts about coffee grown around the world.
    1. The Coffee Plant Originated in Ethiopia
    The province of Kaffa in Ethiopia is where the first coffee trees grew, and Kaffa is where coffee got its name. The coffee trees grew wild in the forest and natives were familiar with the fruit and often drank tea from the beans. Coffee still grows wild in Ethiopia, and it’s currently one of Africa’s largest coffee producers.
    2. Coffee is the Seed of a Cherry
    The coffee tree grows fruit referred to as a “cherry.” Coffee beans are actually the pit of that cherry. When the cherries are dark red, they’re ready to be harvested. The cherries are either picked by hand or by a machine, and then the pit or green coffee bean is separated from the fruit and dried before being shipped for roasting and selling.
    3. Strong Coffee is Created During Brewing Not Roasting
    Brazil has been the largest coffee exporter for the last 150 years. The coffee plant was brought from Ethiopia to Brazil in the 18th century. By the 19th century, Brazilian coffee was prevalent in both Europe and the United States, making coffee a bigger commodity than sugar for Brazil.
    4. There are Only Two Commercially Cultivated Varieties of Coffee
    Even though there are over 60 varieties of coffee, only two are commercially cultivated and sold around the world. The two types are Arabica and Robusta. Arabica is better tasting, higher quality coffee. It’s the choice for most coffee establishments. Robusta beans are easier to grow and cheaper to buy, but they also have a higher content of caffeine giving the coffee a bitter taste.
    5. The Sale of Coffee Supports 25 Million Farmers Worldwide
    Most coffee farms are in underdeveloped countries, and 25 million farmers depend on income from the sale of their coffee crop. That’s why it’s important to buy fairly traded organic coffee. When you buy fairly traded coffee, you’re supporting fair wages for farmers, better working conditions, and a better life for their families and community. It also encourages environmentally-friendly farming practices. So, when you buy coffee online or from your favorite coffee shop, be sure to choose fairly traded varieties.
    6. Higher Elevation Produces Harder Coffee Beans
    Many coffee connoisseurs claim that coffee grown at higher altitudes is more complex and delicious. The truth is, coffee plants grown at a higher elevation produce harder coffee beans. Coffee grown in high altitude tends to mature slowly, developing more character, depth of flavor and a higher sugar concentration. This improves the flavor profile of the coffee bean. So maybe those experts are right about coffee from mountain regions.
    7. Bees Like Coffee Too
    It’s true! People aren’t the only coffee lovers. Honey bees are attracted to the flowers on coffee trees. When they feed on the nectar of the coffee flowers, they ingest small amounts of caffeine. The effect of caffeine on bees is similar to the effect on humans. It gives them an energy boost, improving concentration and performance.
    This is one more important reason to choose organic coffee. Organic coffee is grown without the use of harmful pesticides, which can harm bees and other insects. Camano Island Coffee promises to offer the highest quality organic fairly traded coffee online. It’s our goal to change the world, one coffee cup at a time by protecting the planet and providing fair wages to coffee farmers.

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  47. Here are some of the facts about Coffee probably unknown to most of the people:
    The drink dates back to 800AD, that 9th-century goat herders noticed the effect caffeine had on their goats, who appeared to “dance” after eating the fruit of the Coffea plant.
    Earlier, people used to eat Coffee berries as food by mixing them with fat to make energy-rich snack balls.
    There are ONLY 2 major types of Caffeine: Arabica & Robusta, with Robusta containing higher concentrations of caffeine.
    Espresso means ‘Pressed out’ in Italian, referring to the way espresso is made — forcing boiling water through pressed coffee grounds.
    The world’s costliest Coffee, ‘Kopi Luwak’ which costs more than $600 a pound – is made from the feces of an Asian Palm Civet. (Yep, you read it right! Yuck! )
    Some 16th-century Italian clergymen tried to ban coffee because they believed it to be “satanic.” However, Pope Clement VII loved coffee so much that he lifted the ban and had coffee baptized in 1600. (Sounds so hilarious that a drink was baptized)
    Finland is home to the biggest Coffee lovers, with people consuming about 27.5 pounds of coffee per year.
    Consuming 3–4 cups of coffee per day can lead to longer lifespan, plus a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s.
    Decaf does not actually mean ‘caffeine-free’. An eight-ounce brewed cup of decaf coffee actually contains two to 12 milligrams of caffeine 😛
    One cup of Black Coffee contains only 1 Calorie.
    Source: Surprising Facts About Coffee
    Any additions/improvements are always welcome! Thanks!

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  48. Pour Over Coffee vs Indian Filter Coffee

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    It is really surprising how a one pass flow of hot water through coffee grounds creates these two completely different styles of coffee. Both these brews use manual drip.
    The key difference in their taste has a little bit of history. The pour overs generally use freshly ground 100% coffee beans. On the contrary, Indian filter coffee uses a blend of coffee beans and chicory(30–60%).

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    Chicory roots. Image Source- Huffington Post
    Chicory is plant, roots of which are ground, roasted, and used as a coffee substitute. Interestingly, the use of chicory in coffee goes back to the time of 1808 when Napoleon’s continental blockade led to the shortage of coffee supplies in France. Chicory was then mixed with coffee beans to extend the supply. Chicory lacks caffeine but has a deep flavor (faintly sweeter) which favors its use as a coffee substitute. Thus a 50–50% blend of coffee-chicory in the indian filter coffee decoction gives it a slightly thicker and less bitter taste. Milk/sugar is then added to the decoction.

    What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee?

    Today when coffee is easily available everywhere and is one of the most traded commodities in the world, a little bit of history shows up in a small cup of coffee.

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