I worked as a barista for some years and I’ve always been fascinated about coffee and all that surrounds it.
Did you know that European shepherds first noticed the effects of caffeine when their goats started to act up and “dance” after eating coffee berries.
The coffee beans are actually seeds inside of berries that grows on trees.
Originally coffee was eaten by African tribes who mixed the berries with fat.
In 1675 the King of England banned coffee houses, claiming they were places where people met to conspire against him.
Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth. Oil is the first.
A lethal dose of caffeine is roughly 100 cups of coffee.
In the ancient Arab culture there was only one way a woman could legally divorce :
If her husband didn’t provide enough coffee.
In Italy the average barista age is 48, and it’s a very respected profession.
Caffeine can not help you to sober up.
Brewed espresso contains 2,5% fat, while filtered coffee has 0,6% fat.
Irish coffee was actually invented to warm up cold American plane passengers leaving from Ireland.
There you go, some facts about coffee. And now I have to go and make myself a cup.
All this coffee writing has made me thirsty!