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40 Interesting Facts About Coffee!

Coffee has always fascinated most of us and we usually wake up to the rich aroma of coffee every morning. All of us have a unique style of preparing coffee and we are extremely satisfied with it, until we try something new. A bit of change in your awesome cup of coffee can probably improve its quality and texture. Using high quality beans, roasting it well, grinding it accurately, and preparing it perfectly can make your cup of coffee delicious.

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So, while you relish your cup of coffee, read on these interesting facts that you may not be aware of your favorite coffee:

  1. People who drink coffee daily have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, and type 2 Diabetes.
  2. Do you know caffeine is the second most traded commodity in the world? The topmost one being crude oil.
  3. Brazil produces approximately 40% of the world’s coffee, which makes it the highest coffee producer across the globe.
  4. The only state in the U.S. that commercially grows coffee is Hawaii as its weather and soil is optimal for harvesting coffee beans.
  5. If you want to keep your coffee warmer for little more time then add cream to it. Research shows that coffee with milk cools 20% slower than black coffee.
  6. An easy way to reduce the effect of caffeine in your cuppa is by adding milk to it.
  7. Were you aware of the fact that dark roast coffees have less amount of caffeine in comparison to the lighter roast coffees?
  8. S. is the leading consumer of coffee as they consume around 400 million cups every day.
  9. Drinking coffee daily can help in burning fat and it increases your metabolism up to 11%.
  10. A word of caution here is that never ever try to drink 80-100 cups of coffee in a hurry as it may kill you.
  11. If you are not a daily consumer of coffee, then caffeine may boost female sex drive and overall enhance the sexual experience.
  12. Originally, coffee was termed as “Arabian Wine” by the Europeans. Gradually, the name changed and became “koffie” in Dutch and “caffe” in Italy.
  13. There is a coffee spa in Japan where you can swim in your favorite aromatic coffee to your heart’s content. The spa even allows people to bathe in wine, green tea, chocolate, etc.
  14. Coffee can disrupt your sleep, so it is advisable to avoid drinking coffee at least six hours before bedtime.
  1. Instant coffee was invented by a Belgian chemist George Washington and the first brand created by him was called the “Red E Coffee.”
  2. Coffee was discovered in the 9th century in Ethiopia. We should certainly be thankful to them!
  3. The National Coffee Day is celebrated on different dates in many countries. The United States celebrates it on 29th
  4. Earlier in Yemen and Arabia, coffee was regarded as a wonder drug to cure several ailments. It was taken only at the advice of a doctor.
  5. A coffee tree usually takes 3-4 years to mature and yield beans.
  6. A matured tree can yield 1-2 pounds of coffee beans every season.
  7. Coffee trees are cultivated in over 70 countries with Vietnam and Indonesia listed on the top 3 coffee producing countries.
  8. In favorable conditions, a coffee tree can live for more than 200 years.
  9. The health effect of coffee largely depends on the way it is prepared. For instance, paper filters can remove the oily components of coffee thereby making them safe for patients suffering from heart diseases.
  10. Coffee beans eaten, partially digested, and then excreted by the Asian Palm Civet is the most expensive coffee beans in the world. The coffee is available for approximately $80 a cup and is commonly known as Kopi Luwak.

Kopi Luwak

  1. A word of advice here is that pregnant women should not drink more than 200 milligrams of coffee everyday as the fetus cannot metabolize and excrete caffeine entirely. Avoiding it completely will certainly be good for the baby.
  2. If you think that coffee beans are beans then you are wrong; they are actually fruit pits!

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  1. Do you know that coffee can decrease the risk of prostate cancer in men? Men who drink 5-6 cups of coffee everyday reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer by a whopping 20%.
  2. In the beginning, the coffee beans are green in color. Gradually, as the beans mature they either turn yellow, orange, or red.
  3. A fact that will make coffee lovers rejoice is that coffee has many more flavors as compared to wine. And, by ‘many’ I mean more that 1300 aromatic characteristics! That is certainly a lot more, isn’t it?
  4. The best flavor of coffee can be achieved when the beans are grinded just before preparing and drinking. Once it’s been ground for a long time, the coffee starts becoming stale.
  5. As soon as the coffee is prepared, it should be consumed quickly because coffee loses 75% of its flavor in the first two minutes.
  6. Seattle has 10x more coffee stores per person than the rest of the US.
  7. In Italian bars, it is customary to drink coffee by standing, which is in contrast to the usually café seating areas where we can have lengthy hours of socialization.
  8. All countries have a different and unique style of preparing and serving coffee. The history of these countries will surely make you wonder the varied ways to prepare and enjoy your cup of coffee.
  9. The Sierra Maestra Mountains in Cuba cultivate coffee without using any kind of chemical fertilizers.
  10. A hard to believe fact is that the Turkish law had once allowed a wife to breakup with her husband for failing to keep the coffee pot filled with the beverage.
  11. Drinking large quantities of coffee every day can cause diarrhea, palpitations, jittery actions, and insomnia. So it is advisable to drink coffee in moderation.
  12. Immediately withdrawing caffeine consumption can lead to severe headaches, so you should go slowly with the withdrawing process.
  13. Scientifically, cold coffee is proven to be better than hot coffee as it’s less acidic so is better for your stomach.

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  1. The second most recognizable odor in the US is the smell of coffee. The first being the smell of burning wood.

Interesting isn’t it? Now, do you need any other reason to enjoy your preferred cup of coffee?

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