I have an unhealthy obsession with coffee. It is near and dear to my heart unlike any other drink, so I thought that I might share some facts about the heavenly liquid that I thought were pretty neat. Here we go!
- Coffee is actually a fruit
Now you can say that you have fruit in the morning
- Coffee “beans” as we know them are actually the pit of the coffee cherry
I would have never guessed! Maybe thats why coffee goes so well with chocolate?
- Coffee was originally consumed as wine made from the pulp of coffee cherries.
Drunk off of coffee? YES PLEASE!
- you can overdose on coffee
it would take over 100 cups of coffee though so unless you have a health condition, don’t worry!
- There is more caffeine in a single cup of drip coffee than a shot of espresso
12 oz brewed coffee has about 120 milligrams of caffeine where as a one ounce shot of espresso has about 40 milligrams
- The industry standard serving size for a cup of coffee is 6 ounces
UMM… I’m going to need WAY more coffee than that to get through my day!
- Finland is the most caffeinated country
The average adult in Finland drinks 4-5 cups a day
- Dark roasts have less caffeine than a light roast
The roasting process burns off the caffeine content, which is how we get decaf coffee.
- Decaf coffee isn’t completely caffeine free
there can be 8.6 to 13.9 milligrams of caffeine in each cup of coffee depending on how dark it is.
- You can pay $600 a pound for coffee that comes out of an animal’s butt.
YES, You read that correctly. Its called Kopi Luwak or Civet coffee. Coffee cherries are eaten by a Vietnamese weasel called an asian palm civet OR Luwak,, which then ferment in the stomach. The Civet then poops out the undigested beans and they are cleaned and roasted for selling purposes. Supposedly they create a smooth, chocolaty coffee, but you couldn’t PAY me to drink that let alone have me pay $600 for a pound of poop coffee.
- The word espresso means “when something is forced out”
Which sounds deeply disturbing after talking about coffee an animal poops out, but this is talking about the water pressure process of the boiling water pushing through the grounds at a fast forced rate creating a rich, bold and creamy taste.
I hope you learned something, or at least found it interesting. I know I did and I learned something about myself in the process which is I will never drink Kopi Luwak, and I’m not one to shy away from coffee.