Coffee: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages around the world. A hot cup of coffee can keep you active throughout the day, refresh you after a tiring day at work, and help you stay warm during cold winters.

You can also enjoy a cold coffee drink on a hot summer afternoon!

Although coffee is one of the most favorite drinks of most people, not everyone feels curious to gather knowledge about this beverage. Here, you can read some amazing facts about coffee:

  • Coffee was discovered by shepherds in the early 9th century when they noticed its effects on the herd of goats
  • The term coffee originates from an Arabic word, qahhwat-al-bun that was shortened to qahwa. Later, Turkish renamed it as kahve, whereas Dutch called it koffie. Eventually, it was translated to coffee in English
  • Initially, coffee was chewed instead of brewing a beverage. Many African tribes used to make small edible balls of ground coffee seeds and animal fat
  • Coffee has similar effects on humans and pets
  • Coffee beans are actually fruits that grow on a bush
  • Coffee is of two types: Robusta and Arabica
  • Coffee was the first food item that was preserved using the method of freeze drying
  • Coffee is produced in 50 countries around the globe
  • Brazil produces 40% of the entire world’s coffee needs
  • It’s the second most traded item after oil
  • When it comes to coffee consumption, US tops the list, since 400 million cups are consumed every day
  • Coffee was banned in Mecca during the 16th century
  • In the 17th century, a group of women pulled out protests to demand a ban on coffee
  • Charles II of England banned the production of coffee in an attempt to discourage rebels
  • Frederick the Great banned coffee drink in Germany in the year 1677 to reduce economic losses to the country due to the import of coffee beans
  • In Turkish culture, grooms must vow to provide their bride with coffee and failure to do so can lead to divorce
  • In ancient Arab culture too, women could divorce their husbands if they didn’t like drinking coffee
  • Drinking 100 cups of coffee a day can result in death
  • French novelist, Honore de Balzac, used to consume 50 cups of coffee a day
  • Coffee can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
  • In the US, Hawaii is the only state where coffee grows on a commercial level
  • It takes $600 USD to buy a pound of the most expensive coffee in the world, i.e. kopi luwak
  • Some scientists believe that coffee can be used to fuel vehicles in the future
  • The largest cup of coffee was brewed in 2014 in South Korea that contained 3,700 gallons of the drink

In a nutshell, coffee has always been one of the most widely consumed drinks around the world. Drink a cup of coffee to get fresh but don’t overdose on coffee since too much caffeine for your system is never a good idea!