4 Facts about Coffee You Did Not Know …

Fact #1 …

The average coffee tree has a “life expectancy” up to 70 years, which is comparable with the length of a human life! The first harvest is picked when the tree is about 5 years old, and after that the coffee plant supplies a steady harvest of raw coffee several times a year.

Fact #2 …

The history of coffee is quite a mystery. Humankind knows at least a few different legends describing the origin of that popular drink. In accordance with one of them, coffee came from Africa and was named after the province of Kaffa in Ethiopia. Another legend states that coffee was first discovered by monks who quickly became passionate coffee enthusiasts as it helped them survive through long periods of monotonous prayers and meditations.

One more legend about the coffee origin declares that the coffee plant is indigenous to Europe and was first used by herdsmen tribes, who ate coarsely ground coffee with fat of their cattle.

Maybe, that fascinating coffee dish should be brought back and served in Starbucks?

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Fact #3 …

When, in the 17th century, “coffee madness” reached Europe, Pope Clement VIII declared the beverage to be a “devil’s tool” and warned the Christians against drinking it.

But that only was until he happened to taste that heavenly drink himself… So, the Pope quickly changed his mind and decided to baptize coffee and, by doing that, to defeat the devil… Thus, the Pope’s final approval made coffee a legitimate beverage for every Christian!

Fact #4 …

The custom of tipping servants originated in early English “coffeehouses”, which were quite dirty and noisy places in that time. In order to have a better service and to ensure getting a cup of really good and strong coffee, customers would put coins in a jar

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