8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee
Do you love coffee? Here are 8 things we bet you didn't know about coffee.
If you like coffee I've stumbled on to 8 things you never knew about coffee. I like coffee and if you are reading this you do as well so read on and enjoy. AJC put together a list of facts, and we wanted to share them with you.
1) Cappuccino, do you know where it got its name? I didn't think so, I know I didn't. It got its name because of its resemblance to clothes worn by Capuchin monks. I think this more a case of WHAT these monks were drinking before they decided on letting their clothes decide what their coffee looks like. These guys need to come down from the mountain a little more often.
2) Espresso drinks literally mean "pressed out" in Italian, describing the way espresso drinks are made in Italian.
3) From the what's it worth department, 40% of ALL coffee is produced in Columbia and Brazil.
4) If you have a weak stomach you might want to pass this one by. At $600 per pound, the world's most expensive coffee is called Kopi Luwak. It's made from coffee beans eaten and then defecated by Sumatran wild civet cats. No way am I drinking that, not now, not ever!
5) On a more tolerable level, Serena Williams had an espresso shot in the middle of her match with Flavia Pennetta in January 2015, and she went on to win the match.
6) Some research has shown that depending on your metabolism, drinking coffee may help reduce Alzheimer's and Parkinson's in people over 65 and older.
7) Coffee was discovered by a 9th-century Ethiopian shepherd who found his goats so energized that they wouldn't sleep because they were grazing 0n the berries of a certain bush. Nothing worse than a goat on a caffeine high or maybe 20 or 30!
8) Did you know that to fatally OD on coffee, it would take drinking 100cups. Doesn't say one after another or over the course of an entire day.