Coffee Coffee

My love affair with coffee started with my first job. I had to keep myself awake.And I thought that If I drink too many energy drinks i would earn a higher chance to be rushed to the emergency room so did not want to take the risk.So as jobs and days and months and years passed I all of the sudden woke up in the middle of the morning badly craving for a cup of coffee.I have no idea why I was craving for coffee but I knew it was the only thing that could wake me aside from a strikingly cold bath.

While I was walking from the nearest Starbucks from the office( I personally like white chocolate mocha with 2 extra shots of expresso and a shot of hazelnut) I pondered on my current caffeine consumption.Aside from drinking carbonated soda’s and tea I could practically finish 5-6 cups of coffee in a day. I know some people can drink more than me but 5-6 cups is a lot. I’m 4’10 and 128lbs (yes I’m slightly beyond the correct weight) so that number of cups is not that good. or so I think. I know I can function without coffee before but now I do not think I could function without it.

So is it me or do grown-ups really need coffee? Its like they turn into zombies without it.

with that being said here are 25 random facts about coffee

  1. 65 countries in the world grow coffee. They are all along the equator, within the tropics.
  2. Coffee is not grown anywhere in the United States except Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
  3. In 1675 Charles II, King of England issued a proclamation banning Coffee Houses. He said that they were places where people met to plot against him.
  4. 30% of coffee drinkers in US added a sweetener of some kind to their coffee, compared with 57% in UK.
  5. October 1st is official “Coffee Day” in Japan.
  6. Scientists have discovered more than 800 different aromatic compounds in coffee.
  7. Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world (oil is the first.)
  8. Brazil produces around 40% of the world’s coffee supply.
  9. A Belgian named George Washington invented instant coffee in 1906.
  10. Coffee has been used as a beverage for over 700 years.
  11. Black coffee with no sugar contains no calories.
  12. More than 20 million people worldwide, work in the coffee industry.
  13. There are two species of coffee plant: Arabica and Robusta.
  14. 75% of the world’s coffee comes from the Coffea Arabica plant.
  15. Drinking a single cup of coffee that has been brewing for 20 minutes provides the body with 300 phytochemicals which act as antioxidants and stay in the body for up to a month.
  16. In days gone by, Turkish bridegroom had to promise that they would always provide their new wives with coffee.
  17. Espresso Coffee has just one third of the caffeine content of ordinary coffee.
  18. Coffee beans are really berries. Each berry contains two beans (pips).
  19. An expert in preparing Turkish coffee is known as a “kahveci”.
  20. The Nicaraguan Margogpipe is the largest of all coffee beans.
  21. It takes 40 coffee beans to make an espresso.
  22. One coffee tree yields less than half a kilo of coffee per year.
  23. A coffee tree lives for between 60 and 70 years.
  24. Worldwide, more 1400 millions cups of coffee are drunk every day.
  25. Caffeine, which is found in coffee, increases the effect of some painkillers, especially aspirin and paracetamol.
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