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Will you tell me a fact about coffee?

Asked by Aesthetic_Mess (7887points) October 13th, 2010

Not ‘you drink it in the morning’, but a fact about it.

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JilltheTooth's avatar

The coffee berries are bright red when ripe.

talljasperman's avatar

the beans are sun ripened

meiosis's avatar

The coffee bean is not a bean at all, it’s a seed.

cazzie's avatar

Coffee has tannins, like red wine, so it tends to stain and give a bitterish, dry feeling in your mouth. It’s a diuretic, which means it pulls water out of your bowel… loosens it, often helps initial a bowel movement and urination. Oh… and it stimulates appetite.

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zen_'s avatar

Kopi Luwak the most expensive coffee in the world does exist, and those who drink the expensive coffee insist that it is made from coffee beans eaten, partly digested and then excreted by the Common palm civet, a weasel-like animal.

“Kopi” the Indonesian word for coffee along with “luwak” is local name of this animal which eats the raw red coffee beans. The civet digests the soft outer part of the coffee cherry, but does not digest the inner beans and excretes them.

Apparently the internal digestion ends up adds a unique flavor to the beans, removing the bitter flavor, and then beans are then picked up by locals and sold. The most expensive coffee beans can cost up to $600 a pound, and up to $50 per cup, if you can get over the fact that you are drinking such a strange brew.

If you liked this, it’s from a website about the most expensive things – here


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Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

A contemporary example of coffee prohibition can be found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a religion with about 12.5 million followers worldwide, which calls for complete coffee abstinence. The Church of Latter-Day Saints claims that it is both physically and spiritually unhealthy to consume coffee. This comes from the Mormon doctrine of health, given in 1833 by Mormon founder Joseph Smith, in a revelation called the Word of Wisdom. It does not identify coffee by name, but includes the statement that “hot drinks are not for the belly”, a statement which was later applied to coffee or tea. Source

After a night on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, the best cup of coffee comes from Cafe Du Monde , especially if a beignet accompanies it.

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xxii's avatar

Turkish bridegrooms were once required to make a promise during their wedding ceremonies to always provide their new wives with coffee. If they failed to do so, it was grounds for divorce.

Cruiser's avatar

Espresso has ⅓ of the caffeine of a regular cup of coffee.

Dark roasted coffees actually have LESS caffeine than medium roasts. The longer a coffee is roasted, the more caffeine burns off during the process.

I am a caffeine junky

kevbo's avatar

An individual coffee plant yields only three cups of coffee per year.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@xxii Is that a pun?

marinelife's avatar

@xxii “Grounds” for divorce? Ha, ha!

“The history of coffee can be traced to at least as early as the 9th century, when it appeared in the highlands of Ethiopia. According to legend, shepherds were the first to observe the influence of the caffeine in coffee beans when, after their goats consumed some wild coffee berries in the pasture, the goats appeared to “dance” and have an increased level of energy.”


Russell_D_SpacePoet's avatar

Coffee is the greatest suspension known to man…In my opinion. The two most commonly grown coffee are Coffea canephora and Coffea arabica.

GeorgeGee's avatar

While Arabica beans are the glamor queens of the coffee world, the generally less expensive alternative Robusta beans are responsible for the foaming property of great Italian espresso and coffee drinks.

hobbitsubculture's avatar

Coffee being roasted makes a noise similar to a soft popcorn pop when it hits the first crack stage.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

Thank you all! Coffee is my legal drug

josie's avatar

More is produced in Brazil than the next three producers combined

GeorgeGee's avatar

Today, they have reached an astounding 16,635 Starbucks locations world wide, including 11,068 in the United States, nearly 1000 in Canada and more than 800 in Japan.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

@GeorgeGee Thanks for that. very interesting

wenn's avatar

here’s 15-ish facts about coffee

Harold's avatar

It smells revolting

wenn's avatar

@Harold that would be personal opinion, not fact.

Rhodentette's avatar

A recent, long-term (20-year) study with 20,000 participants showed that drinking 4 to 5 cups of coffee a day significantly reduces your risk of heart disease. This doesn’t work with decaf because decaf is fattier than regular coffee.

I should qualify – it’s 4 to 5 cups a day for men and 3 to 4 cups a day for women.

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