14 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Coffee

1- Legend has it a 9th-century Ethiopian goat herder discovered coffee by accident when he noticed how crazy the beans were making his goats

2- Coffee beans grow on a bush

3- Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth

4- The name cappuccino comes from the resemblance of the drink to the clothing of the Capuchin monks.
5- Espresso literally means when something is forced out, and it is regulated by the Italian government because it is considered an essential part of their daily life

14 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Coffee

6- Coffee is a psychoactive and at high doses it can make you see things, or even kill you (The lethal dose of caffeine is roughly 100 cups of coffee)

7- Coffee was the first food to be freeze dried

8- Coffee beans are actually the pit of a berry, which makes them a fruit

9- 40% of the world’s coffee is produced by Colombia and Brazil

10- Kopi Luwak, the world’s most expensive coffee (up to $600 per pound) is made from coffee beans eaten and then excreted by a Sumatran wild cat (Common palm civet), a weasel-like animal.

11- Most coffees are a blend of Arabica and Robusta beans

12- An ibrik is a long handled copper pot for making Turkish coffee

13- Arabica varieties such as Java and Mocha are named after their ports of origin

14- Sixteenth-century Muslim rulers banned coffee because of its unusual stimulating effects