15 FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR COFFEE

coffeeYour favorite beverage has a colorful history. Coffee has become an important part of our lives and diets. Here’s a low-down of some interesting facts you should know about your coffee:

  1. Originally, coffee was considered a wonder drug in Arabia and Yemen and was not taken without the advice of a doctor. It was considered as a brain tonic.
  2. Arabs were the first to cultivate coffee.
  3. According to research, coffee can be helpful in decreasing in neurodegenerative disorders.
  4. Women who drink 2-3 cups of coffee daily are 15% less likely to suffer from depression over the span of a decade as compared to irregular drinkers.
  5. Hawaii and Puerto Rico are the only places in America where coffee is grown.
  6. Coffee is the world’s most popular beverage and most traded commodity after crude oil. Over 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed every year.
  7. In America, the smell of burning wood is the most recognizable odor. The smell of coffee comes second.
  8. Instant coffee was invented by a Belgian called George Washington in 1906.
  9. Men who develop more than six cups of coffee daily are at a 20% lesser risk of developing prostate cancer.
  10. Istanbul was the first city to have a coffee house.
  11. The coffee industry can be credited for employing 25 million people around the world.
  12. The largest producer of coffee is Brazil and the largest consumer is America, followed by France and Germany.
  13. Drinking coffee is known to reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and diabetes 2.
  14. Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world. These beans sell for $50 a cup.
  15. Pregnant women are advised to drink a moderate amount of coffee because the fetus cannot completely metabolize the caffeine.

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