8 Amazing Facts About Coffee

1. Where does coffee come from?

Coffee is derived from ripe berries that are picked, processed and dried. when they are dry, these ‘beans’ are roasted and ground to be brewed into coffee that we all know and love. Over the centuries coffee drinking has grown to be a multi-billion dollar industry, that we can’t do without!

There is a story that 9th-century goat herders had seen the effect caffeine had on the goats, they appeared to “dance” after eating the fruit of a Coffea plant. A monk in the region then made a drink with the berries and found that it kept him awake at night, which is how the first cup of coffee was born.

In 15th-century Mecca, they believed it stimulated radical thinking and outlawed coffee. 16th-century Italian clergymen had tried to ban the use of coffee because they thought it to be “satanic.” However, Pope Clement VII loved coffee so much that he removed the ban and even had coffee baptized in 1600.

The Swedish government in the 18th-century made coffee and coffee paraphernalia (including cups and dishes) illegal. In case of a coffee-fueled rebellion. 

2. where does the name “coffee” come from?

koffie is the Dutch word for the drink, which is where we get the English word coffee.

3. Can You can overdose on coffee.

You would need to drink around 30 cups in a small period of time to get to a lethal dose of caffeine.

4. Who makes the most coffee?

Most of the coffee is produced in Brazil. the country produces 40% of the rest of the world’s coffee. around the world, we consume about 2.25 billion cups of coffee every day.

5. Can drinking coffee be good for you?

Yes, drinking coffee regularly can have health benefits like the reduction of the risk of illnesses like cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

6. what are the two main types of coffee bean? 

They are Robusta and Arabica. Robusta coffee has a more acidic and brash flavour with a higher level of caffeine. Arabica has a delicate flavour and lower acidity.

7. Is decaf coffee really caffeine free?

Decaf coffee is not entirely free of caffeine. The decaffeination process can remove around  94-98 % of the caffeine. Studies showed that an average 16-ounce caffeinated coffee has 188 ml of caffeine, the average 16-ounce decaf has 9ml. 

8. How can coffee beautify skin?

Coffee grounds are physical exfoliators which lift off dead skin cells, leaving the skin feeling smooth and looking brighter, also caffeine is thought to improve blood circulation in the skin. Coffee may help reduce the appearance of cellulite, the blood vessels are dilated underneath the skin improving its appearance.