March 18, 2020 3 min read

There are two kinds of people in the world:

  1. Those who think they know everything there is to know about coffee
  2. Those who admit they love coffee but have no clue about it.

Take my word - no matter to which group you belong, after reading this article, you will be amazed by how much there is to know and you had no idea!

So, grab a cup of great coffee and enjoy some fun facts on coffee I have gathered, let me know if already you knew them all !

 

1.     You don’t like my coffee ? let’s divorce !

In ancient Arab culture, a woman could only divorce her husband if he didn’t like her coffee.

 

2.    Italian “expresso”

The word espresso comes from Italian and means “expressed” or “forced out”. Espresso is made by forcing very hot water under high pressure through finely ground, compacted coffee.

 

3.    The most expensive coffee is made by cat poop

“Kopi Luwak” is the most expensive coffee in the world.  It comes from Indonesia and is made from beans digested from the Asian Palm Civet. In other words, it comes from cat poop.  It sells for €350 and up per kilo!c

 

4.    you can eat coffee cherries as a food.

Early on, people mixed coffee berries with fat to create an energy-rich snack ball, according to PBS. They would also ferment the pulp to make a wine-like drink

  1. The average barista's age in Italy is 48 years old.

 

 

  1. Where does the word Coffee comes from?

The word 'coffee' comes from the Arabic word 'qahwah' which refers to a type of wine.

7.    Two main types: Arabica and Robusta.

Growers predominantly plant the Arabica species. Although less popular, Robusta tastes slightly more bitter and contains more caffeine.

 

  1. Who spends the most?

The “Big Four” coffee roasting companies – Kraft, P&G, Sara Lee and Nestle – buy about 50% of the coffee produced worldwide.

 

 

  1. Even though many believe other, dark roast and light roast coffee actually have a similar amount of caffeine.
  2.  Studies have shown that drinking coffee may lower your risk of depression

11.  Beethoven loved coffee

Beethoven was such an ardent coffee lover that he’d count 60 beans per cup before making his brew.

  1. Decaf coffee is not completely caffeine-free. The decaffeination process usually removes 94-98 percent of caffeine. Studies have shown that while the average 16-ounce caffeinated coffee has 188 ml of caffeine, the average 16-ounce decaf has 9.4ml.
  2. Need help waking up?

Just the smell of coffee can help you wake you up in the morning.

  1. Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day.
  2. People working at the University of Cambridge knew the feeling of finding an empty coffee pot so well, so they invented the first ever webcam with the sole purpose of checking the status of the coffee pot.
  3. Most loved, after water

Coffee is consumed in great quantities, making it the most beloved beverage after water. It’s worth is over $100 billion worldwide.

 

17. Coffee helped Olympic athletes

Brazil couldn’t afford to send its athletes to Los Angeles for the 1932 Olympics, so the government loaded them in a ship full of coffee which was sold on the way to finance their trip.

18. Add cream, keep your coffee warm

Coffee stays warm 20% longer when you add cream.

 

 

 


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