Legend has it that ninth century shepherds noticed the effect caffeine had on their goats, who appeared to “dance” after eating coffee berries. A local monk then made a drink with coffee berries
and found that it kept him awake at night, thus the original cup of coffee was born.
Coffee is actually a fruit.
Coffee grows on trees.They can grow to be up to 9 meters (30 feet), but cultivated coffee trees are around 3 meters (10 feet) tall for easy-picking.
The bean is actually a seed inside of a bright red berry.
Coffee berries are piked, dried, and stripped down until all that’s left is green been.
Once shipped, the beans are roasted at around 260°C (500°F).After a few minutes, the bean will “pop” and double in size.A few ninutes after that, the bean will “pop” once more. The second pop means the bean is done.
The best coffee comes from the best growing climates known as The Bean Belt.
Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth.Crude oil(unrefined petroleum) is the first.
The world consumes close to 2.25 billion cups of coffee every day.
Kopi luwak is the world’s most expensive coffee.Price is from $100 to $600 for 450 grams (1 pound). The main factor of it’s high price is the uncommon method of producing such a coffee. It has been produced from the coffee beans which have been digested by a certain Indonesian cat-like animal called then palm civet or civet cat.
The word “coffee” comes from the Arabic for “wine of the bean”.
The name “Cappuccino” comes from the resemblance of the drink to the clothing of the Capuchin monks.
Instant Coffee was invented by a man called George Washington around 1910.
There are two types of coffee beans: Arabica and Robusta.Seventy percent of the world consumes Arabica coffee, which is mild and aromatic. The remaining drinks Robusta, which is more bitter-
tasting but has twice as much caffeine.
Coffee was the first food to be freeze-dried.
Milk weakens the effects of caffeine.