Coffee Facts You Have to Know

Eight full cups of coffee on the table.
Coffee is a popular drink that many people amongst the working class and older individuals can’t do without. Many people enjoy this beverage either for its energizing effects or its rich culture.
If you’ve been feeling a little sluggish, a cup of coffee is sure to re-energize you.
You pour it without thinking but there's a fascinating backstory behind your morning cup of coffee. Here's what goes into each cup of your favorite beverage.
Here are some coffee facts that you need to know:
  • Coffee is the world’s most valuable traded commodity next to petroleum.
  • Coffee beans are fruit pits and not beans.
  • The taste of coffee is different from its scent due to your saliva diluting the flavor.
  • People from New York drink seven times more coffee than other cities in the United States.
  • Starbucks first began by only selling roasted whole coffee beans.
  • Much like how caffeine can enter your blood, it can also mix with a man’s sperm. Since coffee is found to raise blood levels, there has been researches conducted to see if coffee can affect a man’s fertility. According to one study, drinking more than 4 cups of coffee each day can result in oddly shaped sperm cells.
  • Studies have shown that you would need to consume over 70 cups of coffee to kill a 70 kg person. The amount of caffeine from this can trigger heart palpitations and cardiac arrest. This would mean that you would need to drink about 3 cups of coffee every hour for 24 hours for it to be lethal.
  • It is believed that coffee was first discovered in Yemen in the 15th century. Records show that Sufi Muslim monasteries brewed the dark beverage in the town of Mocha. Coffee drinking then spread through the Middle East and Northern Africa.
  • Coffee beans grow from a bush and they are classified as the pit of berries. By this definition, this makes them a fruit.
  • If you prefer to keep your coffee as hot as possible at a longer time, try adding some cream into your drink. This will make your coffee stay warm for 20% longer.