10 Amazing Facts About Coffee

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You drink coffee everyday, but you probably don't know much about it. Scroll down to learn some fun coffee facts that are so useless you will have no idea what to do with them.


1
Ethiopian Shepherds first noticed the effects of caffeine when they saw their goats appearing to become frisky and "dance" after eating coffee berries.

2
Originally, coffee was eaten. African tribes mixed coffee berries with fat which formed edible energy balls.

3
The rise of Islam contributed greatly to the popularity of coffee. The religion prohibited drinking alcohol, but coffee was considered an acceptable drink.

4
All coffee in the world grows in the Bean Belt (the area between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn).

5
Hawaii is the only state in the US that grows coffee.

6
In 1675, the King of England banned coffee houses, claiming they were places where people met to conspire against him.

7
Coffee trees can grow to be up to 30 feet tall, but are cultivated to be around 10 feet tall for easy-picking.

8
The coffee bean is actually a seed inside of a bright red berry.

9
Black Ivory coffee is the most expensive kind of coffee on Earth, and it's made from poop.

10
It used to be custom in Turkey that if a husband did not provide his wife with coffee, it was grounds for divorce.