Coffee is what makes the world go ’round.
At least, it’s what makes my world go ’round, and I’ll be honest – I don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about how it gets to my house and into my cup every day.
These facts make me reconsider those lovely little beans and what they do for my life, though, and perhaps they’ll do the same for you!
6. A coffeepot was the star of the world’s first webcam.
Researchers at Cambridge could monitor the coffee situation without leaving their desks, and when they abandoned the webcam, that non-working Krups ProAroma – which would sell for around $50 – sold on eBay for almost $5k.
5. Coffee could make your cat live longer.
The “Oldest Cat Ever” – a cat named Creme Puff who lived to the ripe old age of 28. – drank coffee every morning with her bacon, eggs, and broccoli.
It’s not a fluke, either – the previous record holder (aged 34 years) was fed the same diet by the same owner.
4. You would have to try really hard to kill yourself with coffee.
It would take around 70 cups of coffee to kill a 150-pound person.
3. Women in the 17th century were not fans.
The 1674 Women’s Petition Against Coffee claimed the drink was turning British men into “useless corpses,” and proposed banning it for anyone under the age of 60.
2. There’s a Starbucks at the CIA headquarters.
Employees must undergo extensive background checks and can’t use the facilities without a government escort. They also don’t put customers names on the cups.
1. The world’s most expensive coffee comes from poop.
It’s called Kopi Luwak, and the beans have been digested by an Indonesian animal called the Asian palm civet.
They eat the bright red coffee cherries but, unable to digest the beans, pass them through their system.
It’s some poor sap’s job to collect the beans from the droppings, wash them, and sells them – for $600 per pound.
It’s nice to know a little more about something that keeps you afloat, don’t you think?
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