Fun Facts of Coffee

  • Espresso has 1/3 of the caffeine of a regular cup of coffee.
  • We say coffee beans although they are really berries.
  • “Expresso is not a word; it comes from the same root as “express” as in “The Express Train.” The term is ESPRESSO. It comes from the Latinate root for “Press”, or “Under Pressure”. In many places if you order “expresso”, you will be politely ignored.
  • Japan is now the third largest consumer of coffee. They even know to improve their skin, and reduce wrinkles, by bathing in coffee grounds that were fermented with pineapple pulp. Amazing! Beats mud-bathing.
  • A kahveci is a person who is skilled in preparing Turkish coffee.
  • The coffee bean is called “bunnu” in Arabic.
  • Until the tenth century, coffee was considered a food. Ethiopian tribesmen would mix the coffee berries with animal fat, roll them into balls, and eat them on their nomadic journeys!
  • A good cuptaster has not only got to have a good tongue and nose, but a good mouth and good health as well. 




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