Coffee- the Drink which wakes up millions of people everyday
Here are some random facts about Coffee.
1. A Sheep herder Discovered coffee
In Ethiopia during 8th century, a shepherd noticed his sheep becomes very active after eating a berry fruit. Later, a local monk made a drink with those berries and finds that it keeps him awake at night. Thus, the energy drink, now popularly known as coffee was born.
2. The word Coffee is from a Arabic word
Coffee gets its name from the Arabic word qahwah. It originally refers to a type of wine. Also, the word alternatively traces a meaning for energy or power. Whatever the word means, coffee is as addictive as wine and also as powerful as anything.
3. Primary Source of Caffeine
Caffeine, a stimulant that reduces fatigue and drowsiness. Coffee beans are the first known source for this chemical. Caffeine is the reason why we feel active after drinking coffee.
4.There are two types of Coffee beans
Arabica and Robusta are the two types. Seventy percent of coffee beans consumed is Arabica. Although less popular, Robusta is slightly bitter and has twice as much caffeine.
5. 2.25 Billion Cups of coffee
Total quantity of coffee consumed daily in our earth. yes, it is 2.25 billion cups!
6. Second most valuable traded commodity
Coffee, the world's second most valuable traded commodity. Petroleum oil stands in the first place which is obvious.
7. Major producer of Coffee
Brazil produces 30% of world's coffee which is the major producer all over the world. Its playing a vital role in Brazil's economy.
8. Good time for a Cup of Coffee
According to science, coffee is more effective if consumed between 9.30 am-11.30 am and 1.30 pm-5.00 pm. Also, it is not advisable to have coffee in empty stomach. Bed-coffee drinkers, watch your health!
9. Overdose of coffee
High consume of coffee leads to serious health problems like headaches, insomnia, heartburn, stomach ulcers, etc. caffeine is psychoactive dug and over-consume even leads to death.
10. Coffee beans are not beans
It is a true. Actually, those beans are seed of coffee cherry fruit. Farmers usually discard the fruit surrounding the seed and in some places herbal drink is made from the fruit.
11. Top Consumer of coffee
The Netherlands, world's largest per capita consumer of coffee. Dutch consumes average of 2.4 cups everyday.
12. First webcam
The Trojan Room coffee pot was a coffee machine located next to the so-called Trojan Room in the old Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, England, which in 1991 provided the inspiration for the world's first webcam.
13.Just smelling coffee can wake you up
A group of scientists reported that simply inhaling the aroma of coffee can alter the activity of some genes in the brain, reducing the effects of sleep deprivation.
14. Milk and Coffee
When added with milk, our body absorb coffee much slower which in turn decreases the stimulants. Hence, if you want to be more active drink coffee without milk.
15. 140 liters of water
To grow, process and finally to make a cup of coffee from beans, it requires 140 liters of water.
16. Ban on Coffee
Coffee was tried to banned five times throughout the history. In 17th century, Murad IV, the King of Ottoman empire take it to further and punished people to death if they caught having coffee.
George Washington invented Instant coffee. Not that American president, he is an American Chemist. He experimented with dried coffee beans and created Red E Coffee, first instant coffee brand.
18.Most expensive Coffee beans
The world's most expensive coffee beans are $300 for a kilogram. It is interesting to know that it is nothing but the feces of Sumerian wild cat. After digesting the coffee fruit, those animals excretes the undigested seeds which makes them more costly. Coffee from animal poop. Yuck!
19. Coffee was originally Chewed
In Africa, one of the first tribes to consume coffee chewed it instead of drank.According to some historians. coffee was ground and mixed with animal fat and then chewed as a tiny ball.
20. Weird Coffee shops
In a Coffee shop in France, coffee is used to bill expensive if the customer forget to say 'Thanks' and 'Sorry'. In Japan and Korea, there are some cat cafe which allows its customers with their cats. You can hang out with your cats for hours in that cafe.
Coffee facts without mentioning Starbucks is absurd. According to Forbes, Starbucks stands in 34th position in World's most valuable brand. There are more than 87,000 possible combinations available there.