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​Potentially Mind-Blowing Facts About Coffee, Including Death-Related

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Potentially Mind-Blowing Facts About Coffee, Including Death-Related

Running out of coffee is something that should just never happen. Anyone who is unaware of the power and pleasure of coffee obviously doesn’t grasp what they are missing. Coffee is like some kind of legal wonder drug. It is packed with all sorts of benefits, not the least of which is transforming morning curmudgeons into inoffensive human beings. This topic of mind-blowing facts about coffee has been well-explored. Then this week a story came out claiming that the strongest coffee in the world can literally kill you. Hopefully some of these other coffee facts will take you by surprise.

Apply in Brazil

Coffee is a pretty huge industry. Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer and has been for at least 150 years. The South American country produces one-third of the world’s java. In Brazil alone, more than 5 million people enjoy job security in the coffee industry!

The Caffeinated Peoples

Can you guess which nation consumes the most coffee? If you guessed the U.S., you are correct. Of all the caffeine consumed in the United States, 75% of it is in coffee. And here’s one more shocker. Only about 52% of the people in the 50 states drink coffee. What’s up with the other whopping 48%?

The Coffee-Grape Comparison

Who would have guessed that coffee beans are similar to grapes? Apparently they have something called “terroir” in common. This means that the beans and the grapes both are affected by such things as soil conditions, temperature, rainfall, drainage, and altitude. In addition, degree of ripeness makes a difference in the taste. Coffee beans are fruit pits, by the way, and not beans.

Death by Coffee

In the above-mentioned recent news story, a brand literally called Death Wish Coffee was found to possibly contain an ingredient that can kill a person dead. There have been no instances of death, as yet. But certain 11-ounce cans of Death Wish Coffee could contain life-threatening botulin. Refunds have been offered. For a 154-pound person to die an untainted coffee death, it would be necessary to drink about 70 cups of coffee.

Unsubstantiated Coffee Facts

One of the claims below is an actual coffee fact. Can you guess which one? (The answer is in the final paragraph)

  • Before you have your coffee in the morning, people look uglier.
  • A certain coffee shop in Roanoke, Virginia, charges less for coffee if the customer says the words “hello” and/or “please.”
  • In the ancient Middle East, coffee beans were used as tiny sofas for insects.

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