6 Unique Facts About Coffee
October 5, 2015 beninguide 0 Comments
For the first time, October 1, 2015, the world celebrates International Coffee Day. Drinks that may become your daily consumption appeared to have a lot of interesting facts. Here are 6 of them.
Coffee used to be eaten, not drunk
According to some historians, some tribes in Africa consume coffee to grind the beans, adding animal fat, and rolling it into a snack energy booster.
Instant coffee there since 250 years ago
Instant coffee first appeared in England in 1771. 139 years later, eventually mass-produced, sold and patented in America in 1910. At that time instant coffee is called Red E Coffee. Produced by the Americans Belgian, George Constant Louis Washington. Nescafe instant coffee is the first success in the marketplace. Was launched in 1938.
Coffee drinks banned
History records at least once there were five attempts prohibition against coffee. In Mekka in 1511 because it is believed to stimulate radical thinking. In the 16th century, coffee labeled demon drink in Italy. It is also in Constantinople, Sweden, and Prussia.
Most coffee drinkers Finland
Although Finland is not producing coffee, citizens are coffee drinkers in the world. Average per person drink 2.64 cups per day. Finns consume coffee every day on various occasions. One tradition is to drink coffee after church. Accompanied sandwiches, breads, cookies and cakes.
Coffee bean capital of Brazil to the Olympics
In 1932, Brazil was able to send 69 athletes to the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Finally they filled the ship with 50 thousand bags of coffee and then sell them at various ports on the way to California.
Coffee making men weak
In 1674 there was a petition opposing women coffee. Coffee claimed to be the cause of the men in the UK become sluggish. Therefore, the petition requesting the prohibition of coffee for men under the age of 60 years.