Here’s 10 fun coffee facts you probably never knew!
Cappuccinos take their name from the Capuchin monks!
The colour of the drink was similar to the robes worn by Capuchin friars which were founded in Italy.
Freeze drying dates back in its earliest form to Incan times in the 15th century by storing their crops on top of mountains. The sub-zero temperatures would freeze their food and vaporize the water inside due to low air pressure.
The French Press, Cafetiere, or Coffee Plunger are a few of its many names, but its origins were argued whether it was a French or Italian invention. Although patents were put through in France first, it’s still mostly undecided who created the coffee apparatus.
Well you might not when you hear how it’s made! Cowboys would often use a pot of boiling water over a camp stove and socks to filter their coffee whether it was beans or ground. Let’s hope it was a clean sock!
Coffee plants take 3-5 years to grow to maturity to produce berries, but the plants themselves can last up to 100 years.
Coffee has been banned quite a few times throughout history, including by Ottoman Leader Murad IV. In 1623 he even introduced punishments for being caught drinking coffee, such as a beating or even being thrown into the sea!
In 1932 the Brazilian team couldn’t afford to send it’s athletes to the Olympics, so they loaded their ship up with coffee and sold it along the way.
There is a spa in Japan in which you can bathe in coffee and tea.
Just don’t drink it!
Beethoven was a fussy one, he only drunk coffee with exactly 60 coffee beans per cup.
That’s a very specific cup of coffee!