Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Coffee

Millions of people find that a cup of coffee is the best way to begin their day.

Even bad coffee is better than NO Coffee at all. Are you a coffee addict? Do you find yourself the one who can’t function in the morning without a cup of coffee? It is obvious how much you love coffee. Coffee is not only one of the most loved beverages on earth, but it also has many benefits that are unknown to even coffee lovers.

Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish botanist, first discovered it

Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish Botanist, was the first to name the genus Coffea. It was also the first to be described in Linnaeus’ book Species Plantarum, published in 1753. Coffee Robusta, now the second most popular coffee species, was discovered in 1897.

Caffeine protects the plant from insects

A fascinating fact about your favourite beverage is that it is a natural pesticide. It functions as a natural defence from pests and insects. It protects the coffee plant against insects and other pesticides.

It comes from Berries

This is a fact that you may not have known. Most people love coffee, but they don’t know what a coffee bean looks like before they buy it. Coffee cherries are bright red berries that start coffee beans. They can grow to 30 to 35 feet in height but are usually cultivated to be 3-5 feet tall to make harvesting more convenient.

Coffee plants require a lot of water

According to studies, a pound of beef will require 1800 gal while a pound of coffee will need 2500 gal. The coffee plant can survive for up to 200 years. You read that right. The coffee plant’s top appears like a tiny seed when sprouting. This little seed grows into a plant capable of living for many centuries.

The most widely consumed psychoactive drug is coffee

The studies show that between 80 and 85% of adults drink coffee in some form or another. Overdosing on coffee can cause anxiety, gastrointestinal disturbance, rapid heartbeat irregularity, and even death.

There have been attempts to ban coffee

It didn’t happen, thank goodness. Five countries tried to ban coffee ever before. Mecca in 1511; Sweden in 1746; Venice in 1615; Prussia in 1777; Constantinople 1623. It is almost everywhere today.

Scientists are working on an Astronaut Special Cup

Researchers at Portland State University are constantly working on a new cup that astronauts won’t need to use. The cost to print a zero-gravity cup in a 3D printer is almost $500.

European Coffee Originally Referred to as “Arabian Wine”

Originating from Arabic “qahhwat al-bun”, the Arabic word for “wine of coffee bean”, the word coffee was originally called “coffee”. This phrase was then changed to qahwa, later modified into Yahveh (Turkey) and finally Koffie (Netherlands) and caffein Italy.

In Japan, you can even swim in coffee at a spa

You don’t have to drink coffee every day if you want to do something different. In Japan, Yunessun resort offers spas where customers can take a dip in sticky liquids like wine or coffee. You get coffee for a mere 27 dollars, and you can also walk over the newly constructed ramen bath to take a dip among the noodles.

The best beverage to improve your productivity is coffee

Coffee, like all energy drinks, can also increase productivity. Coffee contains caffeine which can improve alertness, performance and mood. It improves your attention and makes learning easier.

 

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