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10 Awesome Facts About Coffee

10 Awesome Facts About Coffee

Coffee.  We can’t live without it, and I agree with the first statement.  For a beverage we drink every morning we really don’t know that much about it.  Here’s ten amazing facts about coffee, our morning saviour.

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  1. Coffee Is Actually A Fruit!
  2. It used to be custom in Turkey that if a husband did not provide his wife with coffee, it was grounds for divorce.
  3. Brazil is the world’s biggest producer of coffee by a wide margin, followed by Vietnam and Colombia.
  4. It would take around 100 cups of coffee for a lethal dose of caffeine.
  5. New York drinks about 7 times as much coffee as the rest of the world,
  6. The first webcam was invented to monitor how much coffee was left in the pot at the University of Cambridge
  7. Coffee is the #2 most traded commodity on earth, coming only second to oil!
  8.  People who drink a moderate amount of coffee are less likely to develop Alzheimers or dementia in old age
  9. Legend has it that coffee was discovered by Ethiopian shepherds who discovered their goats dancing around after eating the beans
  10. The word “coffee” comes from the Arabic “qahhwat al-bun,” meaning “wine of the bean.”

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