Think about these cool coffee facts the next time you are sipping on your favourite cup of joe.
Mind Blowing Facts That You Didn’t Know About Coffee
#1 Coffee As An Alternative Car Fuel
Scientists are researching new uses of coffee beans. Their studies show the food source not only energizes us, but can possibly replace fossil fuel to power motor engines in the future. Wow amazing!
#2 How Was Coffee Discovered?
This legend has persisted over time: Ethiopian shepherds were curious to the effects of caffeine when they saw their goats become “frisky and dance” after eating coffee berries. Amazing right? Sometimes coffee makes THAT happen to us too!
#3 George Washington Invented Instant Coffee
Actually, it was another George Washington who was an American emancipated slave who became a scientist, botanist and educator with the same name.. he was the inventor in 1906. Instant dry coffee was just one amongst many other discoveries to his credit.
#4 Coffee Beans Are Actually Fruit Seeds
It’s called a “bean” because it looks like one after being dried and roasted, but really the coffee bean is the seed inside a red fruit berry. Do you think the berry resembles the new health trend, the acai fruit? Evidently both share beneficial properties like: anti-oxidents, increasing energy, weight control and more!
#5 Americano Coffee Please.
Have you ever wondered where the term, “Americano” came from? It’s the name of a type of coffee which WWII American GIs stationed in Europe would drink. They’d order strong espresso and dilute it with water. Additionally, these American GIs were known as big coffee drinkers and the term, “cup of Joe” stems from them, the “GI Joes”.
#6 A World Money-Making Phenomenon
In fact, coffee is the second most traded commodity on the earth!! The first is the other dark black liquid, being oil. In the U.S., New Yorkers consume 7 times more coffee than in any other state.. could this be why their sidewalks are like super highways?!
#7 A Creature’s Role In Coffee-Making
There’s a species of Asian civets that loves to eat coffee beans! Now, are you sitting? It’s the civet’s droppings of coffee beans called Kopi Luwak, which are a delicacy. Its brew is one of the world’s most expensive boutique variety of coffees!