History of Coffee
Interesting Facts about Coffee
Interesting Facts about Coffee Drinks
In 15th century Turkey had a law that made it legal for a woman to divorce her husband if he fails to provide her with her daily quota of coffee.
Edward Lloyd opened his coffeehouse in England in 1668. Its guests were mainly merchants and maritime insurance agents. In time this place became Lloyd's of London, world-known insurance company.
Johann Sebastian Bach composed his “Kaffee-Kantate” in 1732. It was composed as an ode to coffee but it was also a stab at the movement in Germany to prevent women from drinking coffee (they thought that it t makes them sterile). A part of the text goes: "Ah! How sweet coffee taste! Lovelier than a thousand kisses, sweeter far than muscatel wine! I must have my coffee."
After the Boston Tea Party in 1773 drinking coffee became a patriotic duty in America.
Cappuccino got its name after the resemblance of its color to the color of robes that the monks of the Capuchin order wear.
Over 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed in the world every day.
Hawaii is the only US state that produces coffee commercially.
Caffeine has its place on the International Olympic Committee list of prohibited substances.
Ludwig van Beethoven was a coffee lover and had very specific instructions for making of his coffee. He always counted 60 beans for each cup when he prepared his brew.
New Yorkers drink almost 7 times more coffee than citizens of any other city in the United States.
The lethal dose of caffeine is roughly 100 cups of coffee for human being.
Coffee is a fruit (actually a seed of a fruit is used for making a coffee drink)!
In 1785 in Prussia coffee was restricted to the nobility, the clergy and other high officials. Because of that, a revolt broke out.
The first webcam was invented at the University of Cambridge in 1991. It was used to monitor how much coffee was left in the pot and help people in other parts of the building avoid pointless trips to the coffee room if there was no coffee in the pot.
In 1998, for the first time, expenditure on coffee in Britain overtook the amount of spent tea.
Frederick the Great of Prussia (1712 - 1786) took coffee made with Champagne as a calming drink.
Coffee plant contains caffeine to attract bees as pollinators while it is toxic to slugs and other pests.
Brazil produced a scented postage stamp to promote its coffee in In December 2001. It is made in a way that its smell will last between 3 and 5 years.
It is said that if a houseplants have turned yellow in winter, a mixture of coffee grounds and sugar fed to a pot plant and watered regularly will revive it.
Instant coffee, as we know it today, was invented as way for Brazil to give its surplus of coffee a longer life.