Tuesday, January 21, 2014

I'm Worthless Until I've Had My Coffee

Are you one of those people who have quite a coffee habit?  Do you drink coffee several times a day? Do you stop at a local coffee shop drive-through for a fix on a regular basis?

You  might be interested to know:

  • Light-colored coffee beans have more caffeine than dark-colored ones.
  • Coffee was originally eaten, not brewed into a beverage.
  • Coffee beans start their lives as a cherry. These are said to taste like peach or watermelon. The berries are dried and stripped until only a green bean remains, then they are roasted; that's how they turn brown and dry.

  • Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. that grows coffee.
  • Brazil grows the most coffee. 
  • Coffee is grown in 65 countries; they are all close to the equator because the coffee trees only grow in tropical environments.
  • Coffee has been used for over 700 years as a drink.
  • Over 500 billion cups of coffee, it is estimated, are consumed every year. The U.S. drinks the most coffee, about 150 billion cups a year.

  • As to caffeine: Espresso is the coffee with the highest level of caffeine. Caffeine is not actually addicting, but it can cause headaches or irritation when a frequent coffee drinker stops. If you want to stop drinking as much coffee as you currently do, you should taper your use gradually to avoid those symptoms. 
  • Coffee was the first food to be freeze-dried. The method was invented by someone named George Washington, a Belgian man.
  • There are over 50 species of coffee bean, but only two kinds are harvested and sold on a large scale: Arabica and Robusta. About 75% of coffee we drink is the Arabica variety.
  • Coffee produces $60 to $90 billion every year in profits.
  • Seattle, Washington, has the most coffee shops.
  • Coffee, or the caffeine in it, will not make a drunk person sober.

  • If you spend $4 a day on coffee at a coffee shop and you buy it five days a week, you are spending $1040.00 each year on your morning fix.
  • Black coffee has only 8 calories in a cup
  • Cappucino has about 130 calories
  • Latte has about 180 calories
  • Mocha has about 330 calories
  • Peppermint chocolate coffee has about 560 calories*
*It has a lot to do with what you add to the coffee, like sugar, whipped cream, and flavorings.
Can you think of something better to do with over $1000 a year???


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