1. Banned Coffee
In 1675, the King of England banned coffee houses, claiming they were places where people met to conspire against him.
2. Arabica vs. Robusta
70% of the world consumes Arabica coffee which is mild and aromatic. The remaining 30% drinks Robusta, which is more bitter-tasting, but has 50% more caffeine than Arabica.
3. Coffee Grows on Trees
Coffee trees can grow up to 30 feet tall, but are cultivated to be around 10 feet tall for easy picking.
A millennium ago on a mountainside in Africa, a herd of goats kept a shepherd up at night after feasting on red coffee berries. The shepherd took his animals’ discovery to some monks, and very long prayer sessions ensued. It’s a good story, anyway.
5. Originally, Coffee Was Eaten
African tribes mixed coffee berries with fat which formed edible energy balls
3. The Rise of…
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