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By on January 16, 2016

european_coffee_house9 Fun Facts About Coffee

  1. Coffee is actually a red berry before it’s a bean.
  2. Americans consume around 400 million cups of coffee a day
  3. Coffee is the 2nd most traded commodity – oil being the first.
  4. In Italian, espresso means when something is forced out, in reference to the way espresso is made – forcing boiling water through pressed coffee grounds.
  5. New Yorkers drink almost 7 times more coffee than other cities in the United States.
  6. It’s possible to overdose on coffee – roughly 100 cups.
  7. The first webcam, invented at the University of Cambridge, was designed to let people know if the coffee pot was full or not.
  8. All coffee in the world grows in the “Bean Belt” (The areas between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn).
  9. In 1675, the King of England banned coffee houses, claiming they were places where people met to conspire against him.
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