23 Things You Need To Know About Coffee

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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.

goat_2_114. Coffee Was Discovered by Goats

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

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3. The Rise of…

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