Coffee – What You Didn’t Know about Your Daily Dose of Caffeine

Aug 3, 2022 | Articles, Food/Drink, Lifestyle

Most people nowadays start their day with a cup of coffee. It is one of the most popular drinks in the world. And in fact, it is the second most traded commodity in the world. But despite drinking a cup of coffee on a daily basis, a lot of people don’t know much about their favorite drink. So, today, we will reveal some interesting facts about the pour without thinking drink.

The drink dates back to 800 AD, and legend says that herders noticed the effect caffeine had on their goats. After eating the fruit, goats appeared to dance, and then a local monk made a drink out of it. He found it that the drink kept him awake at night, and that is how the coffee was born
Coffee beans are actually seeds, and the cherries are fruit. Yes, coffee beans are actually cherry-like berries found on the flowering shrubs. We still call them beans, because the coffee beans resemble to legumes. Early on, coffee beans were actually consumed as fruit, in a way to get extra energy

You probably know it, but Brazil grows the most coffee in the world. The country produces two times more than the country in the second place, which is Vietnam
In the United States, only two states produce coffee. That means that most of what you drink on a daily basis is imported. Hawaii was the lone state that produced coffee for many years, thanks to its optimal weather for harvesting beans. Lately, California also started growing coffee
In Italian, espresso actually means “pressed out”, which refers to the way espresso is made. That is, forcing boiling water through pressed coffee grounds
Coffee overdose is a thing, but you can rarely get overdose on coffee. In theory, it is possible, but you have to drink more than 30 cups of coffee in a very short period of time to get a lethal dose of caffeine
Finland is the home to the biggest coffee lovers, with the average person in Finland consuming 27.5 pounds of coffee per year
The largest cup of coffee ever measured and filled was a 9-foot tall cup, and in 2012, the 3,487 gallon serving entered the Guinness Book of World Records
In America, coffee was popularized thanks to the Boston Tea Party. This event lead up to the Revolutionary War, and it became patriotic to drink coffee. During the Civil War, coffee gained reputation as a drink that helped energize tired troops

If you think decaf coffee contains no caffeine, you are wrong. You are only drinking a coffee with less caffeine. One cup of decaf coffee contains two to 12mg of caffeine. In comparison, regular cup of coffee contains 95 to 200mg of caffeine
As mentioned previously, coffee is the world’s second largest traded commodity, with crude oil being the first. The coffee market is worth more than $100 billion worldwide
In 1932, Brazil couldn’t afford to send its athletes to the Olympics. What the country did was load them in a ship full of coffee which was sold on the way to finance the trip
Beethoven is one of the most avid coffee lovers ever. He counted 60 beans per cup before making his brew

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