Unusual Facts About Coffee
There are many unusual facts about coffee and some of them are amazing. Perhaps everyone now knows that coffee beans were discovered in Ethiopia by goats around 800 AD. He noticed that his goat became more reckless, after eating “berries” on a particular shrub. He investigated and discovered coffee beans. How he managed to make his first coffee was then a matter of speculation.
You know that antioxidants are very useful to us. They can stop the aging process and fight those free radicals that can cause cancer. Red wine, grape juice and green tea are rich in antioxidants, but a coffee mug contains more antioxidants than a mug of grape juice. Who would have thought that?
Apart from oil, coffee is the most traded commodity in the world. Americans usually start their day with coffee and actually consume about 400 million cups a day. It was first moved to New York, called New Amsterdam, in the mid-17th century. This was not very popular until after the 1773 Boston Tea Party when the colonists threw tea boxes into the sea at Boston Harbor. Before that, tea was as popular in America as it was in Britain. Tax increases have seen their popularity drop.
The most expensive coffee in the world is not Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee. It’s a rare coffee called Kopi Luwak which costs about US $ 600 per pound, although prices fluctuate as with other goods. The really surprising thing about this coffee is that the beans are eaten above all by wild cats in Sumatra. They are used only after the cat has excreted them.
Coffee has seen ups and downs over the centuries, and was banned in Mecca in the early 16th century, where it was thought to stimulate radical thinking. Italian clerics also tried to ban him in the same century because they thought it was demonic, but this attempt was doomed to failure because Pope Clement VII loved drinks and removed the ban. Even went to the point of baptizing the coffee!
Coffee is almost the national drink of the Turks now, but the Ottoman Emperor Murat IV imposed sanctions on people who drank coffee, which included dumping at sea or beating.
In Europe, the Swedes declared that all coffee-making equipment was illegal in 1746, and then in 1777, in Prussia the great Frederick, declared that beer overtook coffee because he wanted to prevent the possible collapse of the brewery.
Obviously, since the discovery of coffee, he has been loved and hated.