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Fun facts about coffee

| On 13, May 2012

Every morning, I am an instant human just add hot coffee. My alarm clock can’t wake me up, but the coffee can. For me, nothing beats the coffee that you created yourself. But, due to I am always busy in the morning, I have to buy lots of 3-in1 Coffee Mix.

Before I proceed to the compilation of fun facts about coffee. Let me introduce you my favorite coffee mix. This is the Kopiko 3-in-1 Brown Coffee. For me, this is the best one so far. This mixture is sweet and creamy plus the bitterness of coffee is there. The makers claim that they use premium coffee beans to which I can say is true. Because compared to the leading coffee maker in the country, this one’s has greater flavor.

Kopiko 3-in-1 Brown Coffee, P6.00 only

I’m sure my sister in Singapore will agree with me as the Kopiko 3-in-1 Brown Coffee is always requested by her house mates. My sister claimed that a box of this coffee will only last for 1-2 weeks.

Here are some fun facts about Coffee:

Legends and earlier stories

According to history, goats discovered coffee. An Ethiopian shepherd wondered why does his goats acted strange every time they consume a cherry-like fruit. The goats appearing to become crazy dancers after eating. When he tried it himself, he found the answers. He became more alert and wanted to release some of his energy taken from a whole bean.

I am an instant human, just add coffee

There are also documents proving that first African people used coffee beans as a source of their energy.

In 1675 the King of England banned coffee houses as he was threatened. Because, there are news that the houses were used to plan conspiracy against him. Earlier Europeans wine makers,on the other hand, launched a campaign to ban coffee due to increasing demands.

George Washington invented the instant coffee in 1906.

How do caffeine works?

In your brain there is what we call Adenosine which when combines to certain receptors will trigger the body to become timid, lousy and sleepy. When caffeine interferes, it attaches with the receptors and will prohibit the Adenosine to attach. When the pituitary gland sees this, it will release adrenaline glands thinking that it was emergency. That’s how caffeine makes the body alert.

Producing Facts

Despite coffee is very popular, it is not actually the most consumed flavored drinks. It’s actually, the tea. The coffee is also the second most traded commodity in the world, second to petroleum.

There is what we call the “Bean Belt” where the world wears a belt and the countries covered by that belt are the producers of coffee. Most of these countries are in between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Philippines is part of that belt. Hawaii is the only USA state that can produce commercial coffee.

Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world while there are more than 20 million employed people in the coffee industry around the world.

Lighter Bean means higher caffeine

The beliefs that the beans produce caffeine when roasted is not true. The reason for this is when the beans were cooked, some of the caffeine was also lost. The lighter the bean is roasted, the stronger the caffeine is.

The most expensive coffee

Asian countries actually produce the most expensive coffee. It is the Alamid coffee which is produced in Southeast Asian Countries including Philippines. A pound of this coffee can cost from $100 to $600 dollars.

What’s surprising is that this coffee actually came from a wild cat’s poo. The civet and some mear cats will eat a premium bean (these cats will never eat ugly beans), will have them fermented in their tummies and will come out of their body still as a whole bean. The farmers will then pick the poo, remove the beans, clean it and will roast it.

Health facts

  • Coffee contains anti-oxidants that will help you remove some free radicals in the body, thus, promoting rejuvenations.
  • There are researches in Japan concluded that people who have taken caffeine can increase memory in long terms.
  • Caffeine mixed with carbohydrates replenishes muscle glycogen concentrations faster after exercise
  • Caffeine can also stimulate hair growth for both men and women.
  • Studies also found out that caffeine can help in preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Caffeine can ease depression by increasing dopamine in the brain.

Coffee is not just delicious and addicting, it also keeps me going throughout my day. I prefer to  drink a cup of coffee than a bottle of redbull as energy drinks will just stuff you with lots of artificial caffeine and sugar to claim that they will give you energy.

A cup of coffee a day keeps the timid me away.

Learn more the author of this post:

Ringo
I am Ringo and allow me to say not an ordinary man. I've been working home base since 2009 and as of now, has no plans of returning to corporate. Web designer. Frustrated chef. Foodie. Good son (ehem!). Good father (to two labrador retrievers). And, a servant of God.

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