You either love coffee or despise it. Some people prefer tea. However, coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world. Oil is the very first.
Coffee plants can only grow in countries that don’t have any frost in winter. That’s why coffee is grown near the equator, between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
Only two varieties of coffee beans have been cultivated, the Arabica, Squirrels in Attic and Robusta.
Coffee hasn’t always been a drink. When it was first found in Africa, people ground the coffee cherries (berries), added animal fat, and made balls of the mixture that they ate. These might have been the world’s first energy snacks.
After coffee was decaffeinated, some coffee manufacturers sell the caffeine to pharmaceutical companies and companies which make soda.
We’ve had instant coffee for around 250 years, even though it was not mass- produced as it is now. The first mass-produced immediate coffee was patented in the usa at the beginning of the 20th century, in 1910 to be precise.
The Finns are the planet’s most prolific coffee drinkers, not the Americans as you may have thought!
There are plans afoot to make biodiesel with coffee grounds, so in the future, coffee might fuel your car.
It’s possible that if you give your cat liquid coffee daily, it could extend its life. Why do people think this? She reportedly also enjoyed broccoli. Her owner also had another cat, Grandpa Rex Allen. It was this cat that had previously held the world record for the world’s oldest cat. They had the identical diet. Maybe it was the coffee that helped these two cats live so long.
In the 17th century, when guys brewed coffee shops, particularly in London, women believed that it had been responsible for turning their husbands into corpses, who were useless to them. These women got up a petition against coffee suggesting that no men under should drink it. The proposed ban obviously didn’t come into effect.
In actuality, there have been other efforts to ban the drink, and it was banned in Sweden in 1746. Not only was the drink banned, but also the coffee-making equipment and this included coffee cups and saucers, not just the pots to make it in.
Coffee has had a chequered history, but thankfully it’s readily available.