Shepherds discovered coffee in Ethiopia circa 800 A.D.. The goat herders notice the effect of caffeine on their “dancing” goats after eating coffee berries.
There are two types of coffee beans: Arabica and Robusta. Majority of the coffee beans are Arabica. Robusta is slightly more bitter and twice as much caffeine.
The majority of coffee is produced in Brazil. Brazil produces 40% of the world’s coffee.
Coffee was originally a food. Coffee berries were mixed with fat to create an energy-rich snack ball.
Coffee is actually a fruit. The coffee bean is actually the pits of a cherry-like berry that are grown on bushes. Even though coffee is actually a seed, it’s a bean because of its resemblance to an actual bean.
The world’s most expensive coffee is $600 a pound. And it comes from the feces of a Sumatran wildcat. Yep! An animal called a Luwak. Luwak is unable to digest coffee bean. In the process of digesting the bean, they are fermented in the stomach. When the beans are extracts, they produce a smooth chocolaty coffee. Yumm!
Coffee stays warmer when you are cream. Coffee with added cream cools about 20% slower than plain black coffee.
But when you add milk, it weakens the effects of caffeine. Our bodies absorb coffee much slower than its added fat milk content, which decreases the stimulants.
Dark roasted coffee has less caffeine than lighter roasts. Even though the flavor is often stronger, roasting actually burns off some caffeine.
Decaf does not mean its caffeine- free. An eight ounce brewed cup of decaf coffee actually has 2-12 milligrams of caffeine. In comparison, a regular cup of coffee has anywhere between 95 to 200 milligrams.
In the United States, 80% adults consume caffeine every day. According to FDA, the average intake is 200 milligram or about two 5 oz cup of coffee.
The average worker spends $20 a week on coffee. Totally nearly $1,100 annually. $$$
Coffee contributes to your daily nutrient value. A single cup of coffee contains 11% of the daily recommended amount of Riboflavin (vitamin B2), 6 % of Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), 3% of manganese and Potassium, and 2% of niacin and magnesium.