77 facts about coffee (3 photos)

1 "Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, sweet as love" - ​​Turkish proverb.

2 52% of Americans regularly drink coffee.

March 1 acre (~ 40 acres) of coffee trees can produce up to 5 tons of coffee beans, which after processing will become a ton of ground coffee.

4 According to a study conducted by the University of California, the steam that rises from the hot coffee, contains some antioxidants in an amount similar to the 3rd Oranges.

5 believed that the first sugar in coffee became king of France, Louis added Fourteenth in 1715.

6 In 1657 the UK coffee was touted as a cure for scurvy and gout.

7 Manufacturing companies made a large number of coffee decaffeinated coffee. Extracted from caffeine powder they sell pharmaceutical companies.

8 Making coffee in the cooling allocates more than 700 chemicals that make up its flavor.

9 Coffee Tree "arabica" can give up to 6 kg of coffee per annum, depending on humidity and temperature.

10 Australians drink 60% more coffee than tea, which is 6 times higher than in 1940.

11 Beethoven was so scrupulous in the choice of coffee, every time counted exactly 60 coffee beans when brewing your coffee.

12 Before frying some coffees their green grain stored for several years. Experts believe that their taste at the same time improves.

13 The first cafe was opened in France in the early 17th century, but before that coffee was sold in the streets of Arab traders in the original "machines»

14 Brazil produces a third of the world's coffee - more than half a million tons of coffee per year.

15 Since 1850, manual coffee grinder has become an indispensable attribute of the kitchen in the US for the middle class population.

16 Caffeine banned international Olympic Committee. If the athlete's blood more than 12 micrograms of caffeine, he is disqualified. To achieve this level, enough to drink 5 cups of coffee.

17 Lemon added to coffee for several hundred years (before sugar).

18 Coffee as a medicine reached the highest peak in England in the 16th century. While medicine of coffee, butter and honey was administered as a warming in many diseases. Later in this role began to use tea.

19 Coffee beans, grapes, very sensitive to temperature, humidity, pressure, and time of their gathering.

20 Coffee is roasted at a temperature of 200? 220 degrees Celsius. The longer the process of roasting, the darker the coffee. The duration of roasting an average of 10? 20 minutes.

21 Coffee is classified according to three criteria - the quality of the grain (grade, height above sea level), the quality of preparation and grain size.

22 Coffee is grown in 45 countries around the world.

23 Coffee - the most popular beverage in the world. Every year it consumed 400 billion cups.

24 One of the factors contributing to the popularity of coffee - to taste it goes with almost everything.

25 coffee recipes from the book in 1844: "A tablespoon of powder in a pint of boiling water, boil for 20? 25 minutes. Leave to infuse 4? 5 minutes. Add the fish peel, slice of fish oil, or half the eggs. "

26 As part of the coffee sold 75% of the caffeine in the United States.

27 bags of coffee are usually made of hemp and weigh about 70 kg when fully loaded. Requires 600,000 grain filling such a bag.

28 Coffee trees - evergreen, grow up to 5 feet tall, but usually trimmed to a height of two and a half meters to facilitate harvest.

29 Coffee trees are pollinated by yourself.

30 Flowers of coffee trees live very long, have a jasmine-orange flavor, and give the coffee beans the size of a cranberry. Requires 4? 5 years, the tree began to bring a sufficient harvest.

31 Coffee was first known in Europe as the "Arabian wine".

32 Coffee, along with beer and peanut butter, entered the top ten of the world's most recognizable flavors.

33 Coffee - the most popular product in the world after oil.

34 after roasting coffee beans are treated with special aromatic substances (oils) and cooled. Thus the pores are opened and beans absorb a greater amount of the flavoring.

35 Black coffee beans typically contain less caffeine than their lighter counterparts. The longer the coffee is roasted, the lower the caffeine.

36 During the American Civil War soldiers received 4 kg of roasted coffee as part of the diet, weighing 50 kg. Soldiers can also choose green unroasted coffee.

37 During the Second World War, the government has been drunk more than 130 million pounds of coffee.

38 Good roasted and ground coffee beans, dissolved in boiling water, still called "Turkish coffee". This recipe has not changed since ancient times and is currently in use in Turkey and Greece.

39 The so-called grade of coffee Hard Bean (hard corn) is grown at an altitude of more than a thousand meters above sea level.

40 In the US, coffee is grown only in Hawaii and is collected in the period between November and April.

41 Vacuum packed coffee was first introduced in 1900, the Hill brothers.

42 iced coffee became popular in Japan since 1945.

43 If you love espresso, it is better to use sugar dissolves more quickly than in pieces. Better to use white sugar rather than dark. And of course, it is better to use sugar, sweeteners and not that change the taste of coffee for the worse.

44 The first license to sell coffee was issued Dorothy Jones of Boston in 1670.

45 In 1727, the seedlings were smuggled coffee exported from Paris to Brazil. Now Brazil - the largest producer of coffee.

46 In Italy, espresso is considered so important to drink, its price is regulated at the level of government.

47 In Japan, coffee shops called Kissaten.

48 On most valuable Sumatra coffees are harvested, following the habits of the animal - Luwak, which selects the best coffee beans and eats them. Of excrement left by these animals, selected grains, of which make coffee varieties «Kopi Luwak» cost more than $ 300 per kilogram.

49 Arabs began cultivating coffee trees even in the 14th century.

50 In the 16th century Turkish woman could file for divorce if her husband could not keep the family filled a cup of coffee (local tradition).

51 In the last 300 years, 90% of the population of the West went to tea and coffee.

52 In 1763, in Venice were more than 200 coffee shops.

53 In 1790, the US opened the first producer of coffee and placed the first advertisement in the newspaper advertising this drink.

54 Irish Cream and Hazelnut (Irish cream, Hazelnut) - the most popular flavors of coffee.

55 In Italy, more than 200 000 coffee shops.

56 Jamaica Blue Mountain is considered one of the best coffee brands in the world.

57 Large doses of coffee lethal. If you get to drink 100 cups in 4 hours, you will most likely die.

58 The insurance company Lloyd's of London began as a coffee shop.

59 Milk in coffee were added from 1680, when some French doctor advised this combination for therapeutic purposes.

60 October 1 - the official Coffee Day in Japan.

61 In Tokyo alone has more than 10,000 coffee shops, plus thousands of coffee machines.

62 In Brazil, more than 5 million people are employed in the coffee industry.

63 refried coffee beans very well off.

64 Raw coffee beans soaked in water, are a delicacy in many parts of Africa.

65 According to some studies, coffee helps to relieve the symptoms of asthma.

66 The highest levels of coffee consumption per capita has Scandinavia - almost 14 kg of coffee per year. Average Italian consumes "only" 5 kg.

67 Special studies have shown that stimulating effect on the person providing only the first 2? 4 cup of coffee. Follow "dose" just quickly eliminated from the body.

68 About 8000 Arabica beans is required to prepare a kilogram of coffee. All these grains are collected manually.

70 Arabica - is the name of a wild forest in Ethiopia, where growing variety of coffee with the same name. This plantation is still grows, the height of the trees in the middle is 5? 7 meters.

71 The aroma and taste of coffee give the so-called coffee oils, which, despite the name, have the ability to dissolve in water.

72 The coffee filter was invented in 1908 in Germany when Melitta Bentz covered cup of coffee with blotting paper to filter out sediment.

73 The first commercial espresso machine was made in Italy in 1906.

74 French philosopher Voltaire drank up to 50 cups of coffee a day.

75 The most popular legend about the origin of coffee says that in the 8th century AD Ethiopian shepherd discovered a strange grain, after which the sheep are eating behaved cheerfully and longer awake. Naturally, after they tried people

76 The name Cappuccino comes from the Capuchin Order in the 16th century.

77 In the middle of a chocolate 30 mg of caffeine in a cup - 100? 150 mg.


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