Amazing Facts About Coffee
For many of us, coffee is our daily routine, but there are people who respect it even more. Some people are fond of coffee. If you are one of them, probably it`s not enough for you just to drink it – you want to know more about your favorite drink without which you can`t spend a single day. So here are some amazing facts about coffee you haven’t heard.
Interesting Facts About Coffee
– In the Turkish marriage ceremonies, the grooms had to pledge always to provide coffee to their brides, and if they fail, it could lead to divorce.
– Beethoven was so heavy coffee drinker, that he counted 60 beans of coffee before preparing a cup of his favorite drink.
– Boston tea party resulted Americans to switch from tea to coffee as a sign of freedom.
– Coffee doesn’t wakes only us humans. This effect can feel the bees too when drinking coffee and it helps their long term memory. How otherwise would they know constantly to return to the same plant?
– Use a mixture of coffee grounds and water as exfoliator for your skin. Apply twice a week, and then wash it to note the glow of your face.
– French novelist and play writer Honoré de Balzac reportedly consumed 50 cups of coffee daily to keep the inspiration while writing. Lethal dose is 100 coffees a day.
– In 1674 there was a rebellion against the coffee. Women petition against coffee assured the people that coffee alters British men in “useless corpses”. After that, coffee was prohibited for those under the age of 60.
– In 1511, coffee was banned in Mecca for the prevention of free thinking and gathering people for companionship.
– The most expensive coffee Kopi Luwak is made from coffee beans that are eaten and then excreted by Asian Palm Civet. At one point, it reached a price of over $ 300 per pound (~ 1/2 kg.)
– During World War II, U.S. troops ordered espresso diluted with water because it was too strong.
– English term “cup of Joe” (cup of joy) came from U.S. soldiers who were great admirers in coffee.
– Coffee was declared as illegal, and not once, not twice, but a whopping 3 times from three different cultures. First time in Mecca in 1511, after which followed Charles II in Europe in an attempt to suppress ongoing insurgency and last time by Frederick the Great in Germany in 1677 who was concerned about the economic consequences that his country would suffer from if this potion would be purchased.
– There are announcements that coffee can be used as fuel for cars. Not now, but maybe someday in the future. Can you imagine to refill coffee in your car?
– In 1906, a Belgian man who lived in Guatemala and named George Washington, found instant coffee. It is not the American president who has the same name.
– In ancient Arab culture, a woman could divorce her husband only if he didn`t like enough coffee. Isn`t that extreme love for coffee?
– The word coffee comes from the Arabic language, which was called “qahhwat al-bun”, which was later shortened to “qahwa”. Turks took as “kahve”, the Dutch have done “koffie”. Even after was translated into English as “coffee”.
– In the 17th century there was a big debate about whether Catholics should drink coffee. It has been allowed after Pope Clement VII said that it is OK to drink.
– Now we drink coffee for breakfast, but in the 17th century, people drank beer, while eating breakfast.
– Teddy Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, was drinking 1 gallon (3.8 liters) of coffee every day.
– Coffee was so deficient in Germany during the Second World War, that the planes were throwing “coffee bombs” just to turn the people against the government.