23 Little Known Facts about Coffee

At Liquidline we are passionate about coffee and we supply quality coffee and coffee machines to businesses all over the UK. In this article we outline 23 unusual facts about coffee.

Legend has it that shepherds in Ethiopia first realised the stimulating effect of coffee when they observed goats dancing around after eating coffee berries.

Squeezing a little bit of fresh grapefruit juice into your coffee slows down the release of caffeine into your blood stream – meaning the effects last longer.

Coffee has more caffeine than energy drinks.

It would take around 100 cups of coffee for a person to overdose.

The world’s most expensive coffee beans are excreted by a Sumatran Wild Cat and will set you back up to $600 for a pound.

Coffee grounds contain a source of magnesium and can be reused as fertiliser for your garden.

Coffee speeds up your metabolism and can therefore help you to lose weight.

After petroleum, coffee is the world’s most valuable traded commodity.

In ancient Arab culture the only grounds on which a woman could divorce her husband were if he didn’t provide enough coffee.

In the sixteenth century Muslim leaders banned coffee due to its stimulating effects.

To maximise the effectiveness of coffee, drink it between 9.30 and 11.30 am.

Coffee beans start off as little red berries, known as coffee berries.

Filtered coffee has only 0.6% fat, whereas espresso has 2.5% fat.

Java, Mocha and other Arabica coffees are named after their port of origin.

The name Mocha comes from a port in Yemen. These beans had a chocolate flavour, which led to coffee chocolate drinks being given the name Mocha.

The two types of coffee beans are Arabica and Robusta. Arabica make up 70% of coffee beans. Robusta are slightly more bitter and have double the amount of caffeine.

The world’s population drinks almost 2.25 billion cups of coffee on a daily basis.

When you drink coffee the stimulating effects of the caffeine will kick in within ten minutes.

40% of the world’s coffee is produced in Brazil.

Coffee plants live a long, healthy life and can live up to 200 years!

Saliva reduces the flavour of coffee, which is why it tastes different than it smells.

Drinking coffee reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Century there was some debate among Catholics regarding whether it was okay to drink coffee but the pope of the time ruled that it was fine.

We expect there are more than a few things here you didn’t previously know about coffee!

Which fact surprised you most?!

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