20 Fun and Interesting Facts and Trivia about Coffee

Coffee is something that we drink and enjoy every single day. However, here are 20 things that you may not have known about it.

  1. Lightly roasted coffee has more caffeine than a dark cup.
  2. Coffee was discovered as far back as the 9th century by an Ethiopian goat-herder named
  3. The first company to import coffee on large scale was the Dutch East India Company
  4. Rise in coffee prices in cafés is as a direct result of a decline in coffee beans due to climate change
  5. Caffeine was thought to be a powerful diuretic which is not true
  6. Coffee has a lot of antioxidants that help your body fight free radicals
  7. Coffee contains a lot of necessary nutrients like Manganese, Potassium, Niacin, Vitamin E and others
  8. The most expensive coffee will set you back $400 and it is made of cat poo. This coffee is called Kopi Luwak.
  9. People who drink coffee are less likely to develop cirrhosis
  10. Turkish wedding traditions involved a vow to be made by providing the bride with coffee, and a failure to do so could have resulted in an actual divorce.
  11. WWII American soldiers would get their coffee watered down because they couldn’t handle how strong it was
  12. Coffee has been declared to be illegal three times over the course of history in Mecca, Germany and in the UK.
  13. George Washington invented instant coffee in 1906. This is not the first American president regardless of the remarkable coincidence.
  14. Energy drink don’t have as much caffeine in them as the coffee from Starbucks
  15. Coffee is by far the second most valuable traded commodity which is being led only by petroleum
  16. Coffee would be most effective if you consumed it between 9.30 and 11.30 in the morning as it’s going to be most properly digested.
  17. Coffee beans are not actually beans but rather fruit pits – pretty strange.
  18. The first reference to coffee which was made in English dates back from 1598 in a misprint of chaoua equivalent.
  19. The “Coffee” term derives from the Ottoman Turkish word kahve and the Italian cafe.
  20. The most commonly grown coffee is the Arabica and the Hardy Robusta
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