It's said that coffee was discovered in the fifteenth century by an Ethiopian goatherd. He noticed his goats behaving oddly after eating coffee cherries. They would run back and forth frantically and didn't sleep at night.
When you add cream or high-fat milk to coffee, the time it stays hot increases by up to 20 %.
The coffee with the highest caffeine content is made with Robusta using slow filtration. Two favourite methods are drip or French press with extended steeping time. These coffees have up to twice the caffeine content of espresso made with Arabica.
Every day, about 2.25 billion cups of coffee are drunk throughout the world.
Despite widespread notions to the contrary, lightly roasted coffee has the same caffeine content as dark roast.
Prior to the advent of coffee, beer was a popular morning beverage.
Finns and Swedes consume the most coffee of all nations. Most of them start the day with filtered coffee, and few refrain from having an afternoon cup of coffee then they return home. Most standard employment contracts include at least two 15-minute coffee breaks. Four cups a day are normal for the average Finn.
Coffee is the second-most traded commodity in the world. Crude oil is first.
Regular drinking of coffee may lead to reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, or Alzheimer's disease.
Brazil is responsible for 40 % of global coffee production.
Employees at Cambridge University hated coming to the kitchen and finding the filtered coffee pot empty so much that they came up with the very first webcam in the world. This was so that they could use their computer to check whether someone hadn't drunk the last cup of coffee in the pot before getting up from their desk to go to the kitchen.
In 1511, consumption of coffee was banned in Mecca. It was believed that it stimulates radical thinking, staying up late, and above all subsequent daytime inactivity.