Coffee Trivia
Saturday, October 16, 2004

Coffee Trivia

Coffee is the most popular beverage worldwide with over 400 billion cups consumed each year.

Coffee represents 75% of all the caffeine consumed in the United States.

52% of Americans drink coffee.

The most widely accepted legend associated to the discovery of coffee is of the goatherder named Kaldi of Ethiopia. Around the year 800-850 A.D., Kaldi was amazed as he noticed his goats behaving in a frisky manner after eating the leaves and berries of a coffee shrub. And, of course, he had to try them.

In the 16th century, Turkish women could divorce their husbands if the man failed to keep his family's pot filled with coffee.
(Damm, out of coffe... Honey? I want a divorce!!!)

Large doses of coffee can be lethal. Ten grams, or 100 cups over 4 hours, can kill the average human.
( don't think I drink THAT much... yet)

Coffee, along with beer and peanut butter, is on the national list of the "ten most recognizable odors."

Coffee, as a world commodity, is second only to oil.

Dark roasted coffees actually have LESS caffeine than medium roasts. The longer a coffee is roasted, the more caffeine burns off during the process.
(Explains why I get buzzed faster sometimes)

The Civil War in the United States elevated the popularity of coffee to new heights. Soldiers went to war with coffee beans as a primary ration.

In 1900, coffee was often delivered door-to-door in the United States, by horse-pulled wagons.
(holding mug outside the front door!)

During World War II the U.S. government used 260 million pounds of instant coffee.

"Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, and as sweet as love" - Turkish Proverb

Time for coffee

Jovianne ~ 6:04 AM


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