You either love coffee or despise it. Some folks prefer tea. However, coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world. Oil is the first.
Coffee plants can only grow in countries that don’t have any frost in winter. That’s why coffee is grown near the equator, between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
Only two varieties of coffee beans have been cultivated, the Arabica and Robusta.
Coffee has not always been a drink. When it was first discovered in Africa, people ground the coffee cherries (berries), added animal fat, and made balls of this mixture that they ate. These might have been the world’s first energy snacks.
After coffee was decaffeinated, some coffee makers sell the caffeine to pharmaceutical companies and companies that make soda.
We have had instant coffee for about 250 years, even though it was not mass- produced as it is now. It was first introduced in the UK in 1771. The first mass-produced instant coffee was patented in the usa at the start of the 20th century, in 1910 to be precise.
The Finns are the planet’s most prolific coffee drinkers, not the Americans as you may have thought!
There are plans afoot to make biodiesel with coffee grounds, so later on, coffee might fuel your vehicle.
It is possible that in case you give your cat liquid coffee every day, it might extend its life. Why do people think that? She reportedly also enjoyed broccoli. and her breakfast eggs, Wildlife Removal and bacon. She lived to be 38. Her owner had another cat, Grandpa Rex Allen. It was this cat that had formerly held the world record for the world’s oldest cat. They had the same diet. Maybe it was the coffee that helped these two cats live so long.
In the 17th century, when guys brewed coffee shops, particularly in London, girls believed that it had been responsible for turning their husbands into corpses, who were useless to them. These girls got up a petition against coffee suggesting that no men under should drink it. The proposed ban obviously did not come into effect.
In fact, there have been other attempts to ban the drink, and it was banned in Sweden in 1746. Not only was the drink banned, but also the coffee-making gear and this included coffee cups and saucers, not just the pots to make it in.
Coffee has had a chequered history, but thankfully it’s readily available.