Are you a real coffee lover? To me, a real coffee lover should not only love drinking coffee, but also know different kinds of knowledge about coffee. Today, I find 6 things that are really interesting and worthy of learning. I am going to briefly talk about these ten facts in today’s post.
Originally, coffee was eaten.
African tribes mixed coffee berries with fat, which formed edible energy balls! Even today, some people make round-shape cookies or cakes by using ground coffee. The effect of eating these coffee cookies and cakes is similar with drinking cups of coffee: giving you energy.
Ethiopian shepherds first noticed the effects of caffeine when they saw their goats appearing to become frisky and “dance” after eating coffee berries.
Islam Contributed A Lot to Coffee
The rise of Islam contributed greatly to the popularity of coffee. The religion prohibited drinking alcohol, but coffee was considered an acceptable drink. So more and more people began to drink coffee in Islam countries. And they also brought this custom to other areas around the world.
George Washington Invented Instant Coffee
But the previous American president George Washington would say no. Because it was a Belgian man who was living in Guatemala inventing it in 1906. He used the name of George Washington when publishing his instant coffee.
The King of England Banned Coffee Houses
In 1675, the King of England banned coffee houses because he claimed that coffee houses were places where people met to conspire against him.
Coffee Grows On Trees
In fact, coffee trees can grow to be up to 30 feet tall, but are cultivated to be around 10 feet tall. The only reason is that 10-feet-tall trees are easy for human to pick.
Before I did researches for this blog post, I have never heard about these interesting facts about coffee. After learning about these 6 things, I would say I am more like a real coffee lover.