How well do you know your coffee? Little known facts about your favorite drink

A lot of people like to kick-start their day with a hot cup of coffee. Most people feel that a cup of coffee is enough to get recharged and feel active throughout the day. Not many know that the dependency on coffee is not a new trend and it has been around for more than a thousand years.

You must be wondering why we are talking so much about coffee! So to end your curiosity, let me tell you that there are a few interesting details about coffee you might not be aware of.

Did you know that Coffee was discovered in 800 AD?

According to a report in Indian Express, it is said that it was in the 9th-century when goat herders noticed the effect of caffeine on their goats, who appeared to ‘dance’ after consuming the fruit of the coffee plant. After a local monk came to know about it, he made a drink with that fruit and found that it kept him awake at night, and that’s how the first original cup of coffee was made.

What is commonly known as coffee beans are actually not beans!

Commonly referred as beans, they’re actually pits of the cherry-like berries. They are found on the shrubs but since they resemble legumes, people started calling it as coffee beans. Earlier people used to mix these berries with fat to create an energy-rich snack ball. It was known as PBS.

Which country produces coffee the most?

Like it is famous for its football, Brazil is also known was its coffee production. Interestingly, it produces about a third of the world’s supply of coffee. After Brazil, it is Vietnam in the second position.

Did you know? Many people tried to ban coffee

In 1511, some leaders in Mecca tried to ban coffee. Surprisingly, the leaders believed that drinking coffee stimulates radical thinking. Similarly in the 16th-century, some Italians also tried to put a ban on coffee because they believed it to be ‘satanic’. However, Pope Clement VII loved coffee very much. He lifted the ban and also got it baptised in 1600.


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