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Untold Facts of Coffee

March 22, 2014

Untold Facts of Coffee

Coffee was the first discovered by a goatherd An Ethiopian herder discovered a bean making his goats crazy in 9th century which was later termed as coffee beans

coffee beans are extracted from a special berry species. Coffee beans have become popular as a stand alone commodity otherwise it may have been sold as coffee-berry in supermarkets.

Coffee is the second most soled commodity around the world . New York inhabitants consume 7 times more coffee than people from any other US city. New York seems to have all major coffee brands and franchises.

Coffee can kill you if the amount exceeds for an adult is 100cups of processed coffee drink.

There are about fifty different species of coffee beans are grown naturally. Africa, Brazil and Colombia produce more than 40% of coffee in the world. Only Hawaii produces coffee commercially in the US.

Scientists are researching on other use of coffee beans. Some research revealed that coffee beans may replace fossil fuel and work in motor engines in next centuries. Dark roasted coffee beans contain less caffeine than the light beans.

Once a coffee -lover made a world record of 82 cups of coffee in 7 consecutive hours. Coffee is the most consumed drinks. Approx 500 billion cups of coffee have been consumed which exceeds the current global population of 7.19 billion people.

George C. Washington, an English  chemist invented instant coffee in Guatemala in 1906. The product was commercially launched in 1909.

Kopi Luwak is excreted by a Sumatran species of wild cats. This is the most expensive coffee in the whole world.

In 16th century, Muslim rulers banned coffee due to it’s nervous effects. Coffee has been banned 3 times in 3 regions after it became a popular drink.

Boston’s Dorothy Jones was the first licensed coffee brewer in the USA. She was granted a license in 1670 and then started selling brewed coffee.

In Turkey and Greece, coffee is a part of their ancient culture. They welcome guests with coffee as a welcome drink.

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