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As a coffee lover, I have compiled some interesting facts about coffee for you. Let’s take a look at what this interesting information is.

  1. Adding milk to coffee became popular in the 15th century when a French doctor recommended using coffee with milk for medicinal purposes.
  2. The word “coffee” is derived from the Arabic word “Kahwa” and in Arabic “Kahwa” means wine. For this reason, coffee first came to be known in Europe as Arabic wine.

  3. Many people may think that Italy is the world’s largest coffee-consuming country, but the Scandinavian countries have the highest annual coffee consumption per capita in the world, with a per capita consumption of 11.97 kilograms. Italy’s annual coffee consumption per capita is only 4.54 kilograms.
  4. A coffee tree can produce an average of up to 5.44 kilograms of coffee per year, depending on the climate and soil in which the tree grows.
  5. Caffeine is among the banned substances of the International Olympic Committee. Athletes who have more than 12 micrograms of caffeine per milliliter in their urine may be kicked out of the Olympic games. This amount is reached after drinking 5 cups of coffee.

  6. Coffee is grown commercially in over 45 countries around the world. The country with the largest coffee producer in the world is Brazil. You can also review my article on the Top 10 Countries Producing and Exporting the Best Coffee in the World.
  7. Espresso is such a basic necessity for daily life in Italy that espresso prices are regulated by the government. You can also review my article on How to Make Barista Quality Espresso at Home.
  8. The coffee filter was invented in 1908 by a German housewife, Melitta Benz, when she covered a tin can with blotting paper to filter ground coffee.
  9. A coffee lover, Beethoven was so meticulous about coffee that he used 60 beans for a cup each time he brewed coffee.
  10. Until the end of the 17th century, people roasted their coffee in their own homes. Popcorn pots and stovetop frying pans were favorite tools for the coffee roasting process.

  11. Along with beer and fruit oil, coffee is on the national list of “10 most recognizable scents”.
  12. High doses of coffee can be lethal. Drinking 100 cups of coffee in 4 hours can kill a normal person.
  13. Special studies on the human body have revealed that the human body can absorb 300 milligrams of caffeine in a given time. This amount corresponds to approximately 4 regular cups of coffee. Amounts above this are simply excreted, do not cause further arousal.
  14. With 400 billion cups consumed each year, coffee is the most popular beverage worldwide.
  15. Dark roast coffees actually contain less caffeine than medium roast coffees. The longer the coffee is roasted, the more caffeine is burned during the process.

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