Coffee has been about for centuries, so it’s no surprise that there are countless historical facts in connection with what can only be described as one of the world’s favourite beverages.*
We thought we’d share 10 of these facts with you - pat on the back of you already knew any of them!
The Dutch drink more coffee than any other nation, an average of 2.414 cups each, every day.
2. Coffee is said to have been discovered by a ninth-century Ethiopian farmer, who realised his goats were going crazy over coffee beans.
3. Every scene of the film Fight Club has a Starbucks coffee cup hidden in it somewhere.
4. Johann Sebastian Bach wrote a Coffee Cantata in 1732, telling the comic tale of a man whose daughter is addicted to coffee.
5. Expenditure on coffee in Britain first overtook the amount spent on tea in 1998.
6. The Mexican coffee liqueur Kahlua was invented in 1936. Its name in a Nahuati language means “House of the Acolhua people”. They were a sister group to the Aztecs in central America.
7. In 2009, Gennaro Pelliccia, chief taster at Costa Coffee, had his tongue insured for £10million.
8. Frederick the Great of Prussia (1712-86) took coffee with champagne as a calming drink.
9. More than 400 billion cups of coffee are drunk around the world every year.
10. The world’s most expensive coffee is Kopi Luak, made from beans excreted by civet cats.
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