10 interesting facts about coffee
Here are 10 amazing things you probably didn’t know about coffee! Enjoy these 10 facts.
If you can remember them and tell your friends you’ll be well on the way to being a coffee nerd!
We have many things to thank Coffee for from webcams, to health benefits.
1. Coffee is the world’s second most traded commodity
With over 25 million coffee farmers across the globe, as well as the amount of coffee consumed each day, coffee has pushed itself to the second on the list, just behind oil.
2. Over 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day
Tying in with number 1, this number is staggering, with over 400 million of those cups coming just from the United States alone. While that statistic does include people who drink more than one cup per day, it is still quite a lot.
3. Coffee isn’t as dehydrating as some people will make it seem
Most people have heard in their life that coffee is dangerous and can dehydrate you. This is true, but only if a lot is consumed in one time period. Studies found that people who drank a cup of coffee urinated the same amount of those who drank water.
4. Goats discovered coffee
In around 840 A.D, a goat herder found that his goats were acting quite erratic after eating berries off of a certain shrub. This man tried the berries himself, and he too felt quite energetic. He soon dried some of the berries, ground them up, and added hot water. This is likely the first cup of coffee ever brewed.
5. Coffee is actually very good for you
When consumed without a ton of sugar or milk, of course. Coffee, being made from a plant, contains a plethora of antioxidants that can help prevent certain illnesses. One study showed that coffee is the biggest source of antioxidants in the Western world.
6. Webcams were made for coffee
In 1991 at the University of Cambridge, workers got tired of walking to the coffee pot only to find that it was empty. Because of this, a group in the computer lab set up the world’s first webcam, so they would always know when there was coffee.
7. Iced coffee is more expensive than hot
While this might sound familiar to anyone who has purchased both, and payed attention to the price, not many people know why. This is because iced coffee requires about twice the amount of ground coffee as hot coffee does to prevent the taste from diluting as ice melts.
8. Coffee works wonders on the liver
While coffee might not revert any serious liver issues, studies have shown that those who consume four cups per day, are 80% less likely to contract cirrhosis.
9. Coffee helps your gains
The caffeine found in coffee helps boost adrenaline levels slightly, and helps release fatty acids in the body to boost your workout performance.
10. Coffee can kill you
It can, but it is a very situational thing. For someone with a high caffeine tolerance, it can take as much as 10 grams of caffeine to kill them; the average cup of coffee has 350 mg of caffeine. For someone who doesn’t really consume coffee, as little as 2 grams of caffeine can be a fatal dose.
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