Than in the 1800's, Americans drank, on average, 90 bottles of whiskey per year, or 1.7 bottles per week. This was because at the time, whiskey was sold at twenty-five cents a gallon, making it cheaper than wine, beer, tea, coffee and even milk. moneycontrol.com/news/tre…
In 2012, Dunkin’ Donuts launched an ad campaign in Seoul, Korea where scent spray devices installed on buses would release a fragrant coffee aroma when triggered by the sound of the DD radio jingle. The campaign reached more than 350,000 people, and sales near bus stops increased by 29%. theatlantic.com/technolog…
Lance Armstrong owns a coffee shop in downtown Austin, Texas called "Juan Pelota Cafe". The name is a joking reference to his testicular cancer, with the name "Juan" being considered by some a homophone for "one" and "Pelota" being the Spanish word for "ball". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
22-yr-old Canadian man John McCue took it upon himself to fill potholes with the sign: "I filled the potholes. Pay me instead of your taxes." Drivers gave him cash, coffee and joints for filling in potholes. cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s…
A harmless 2009 coffee commercial for Folgers sparked internet theories about the brother and sister in the ad being incestuous, to the point fan fiction about them was (and still is!) being written. news.avclub.com/this-oral…
After the Boston Tea Party, many Americans switched to drinking coffee during the Revolutionary War because drinking tea had become unpatriotic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Coffee was so important in Turkish culture that under 15th-century law, a woman had the freedom to divorce her husband if he did not provide her with enough coffee didyouknowdaily.com/story…
Diners started using orange handle coffee pots for decaf because the colour orange was associated with the orange coloured label on Sanka, a once popular brand of instant decaf coffee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
Caffeine in coffee beans is thought to serve as a toxic substance protecting the seeds of the plant, a form of plant defense, against herbivores. Its production has evolved independently to caffeine found in cacao and tea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
During her early acting career from age 14, "The Wizard of Oz" actress Judy Garland was under abuse by studio executives due to her weight and short figure and was put on a strict diet of chicken soup black coffee and numerous cigarettes a day along with diet pills to maintain her appetite. biography.com/news/judy-g…
The two oldest cats ever recorded was owned by one guy: Creme Puff (38 years) and Grandpa Rex Allen (34 years). The owner even revealed what he believed to be the key to their longevity, a diet of dry cat food supplemented with broccoli, eggs, turkey bacon, coffee with cream and red wine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
During the Great Depression Al Capone started one of the first soup kitchens, called β€œFree Soup Coffee & Doughnuts for the Unemployed." Capone’s soup kitchen served breakfast, lunch and dinner to an average of 2,200 Chicagoans every day. history.com/news/al-capon…
White Castle is known as the first fast-food hamburger chain in the world, founded by E.W. "Billy" Ingram in 1921. The restaurant's claim to fame is its invention of the slider, a miniature hamburger. Its original menu items were hamburgers, soft drinks and coffee, costing 5 cents each. insider.com/fast-food-men…
Decaffeinated coffee was discovered in 1903 by accident by Ludwig Roselius, head of German coffee company Kaffee HAG. One of his shipments got swamped by seawater in transit, leaching out the caffeine but not the flavour. Roselius worked out an industrial method to repeat it. bbc.com/future/article/20…
Pope Clement VIII loved coffee: he supposedly tasted the "Muslim drink" [coffee] at the behest of his priests, who wanted him to ban it. "Why, this Satan's drink is so delicious, that it would be a pity to let the infidels have exclusive use of it. We shall fool Satan by baptizing it..." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
In the 80s soda companies started trying to displace coffee as the main breakfast drink. eater.com/2016/2/15/10976…
In 1746, a Swedish king tried to prove coffee was unhealthy by having one man drink large amounts of coffee and his identical twin drink the same amount of tea everyday for the rest of their lives. Both twins outlived the doctors in charge of the experiment and the king himself. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gus…
Caffeine has a half life of 5.7 hours on average. So even if you only drink coffee in the morning, it'll still be in your system when you go to bed. caffeineinformer.com/the-…
Researchers found increasing your daily coffee consumption lowers your risk of Type 2 Diabetes by 11%. Surprisingly, they also found cutting your coffee consumption by one cup can increase your Diabetes risk 17%. hsph.harvard.edu/news/pre…
Coffee was SO important in Turkish Culture that under 15th century law, a woman could divorce her husband if he didn’t provide her with enough coffee! icytales.com/coffee-centu…
Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, produced over 179 adult-humored commercials for Wilkins Coffee from 1957-1961. The commercials followed a formula of one muppet creatively harming the other. americanhistory.si.edu/bl…
The British used to call mainland Europe "The Continent." As more continental European tourists travel to England and the Americas, they push for a breakfast of pastry, fruit, and coffee they normally eat. That is why hotels serve a "Continental Breakfast." Also because it's cheap. craves.everybodyshops.com…
During the American Civil War coffee became so scarce and expensive in the South that okra seeds were used as a replacement. Apparently the taste is almost identical to coffee. blogs.lib.unc.edu/civilwa…
Denny's began in 1953 as "Danny's Donuts," then was renamed"Danny's Coffee Shops." After learning there was a local chain called "Coffee Dan's," the founders, neither named Danny or Denny, changed the name to "Denny's Coffee Shops," and later just "Denny's." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
The FDA says you can drink up to 4 cups of coffee a day without seeing any negative health consequences. healthline.com/health/how…
"Coffee Milk", a sweet drink made with coffee syrup or extract and milk, is the official state drink of Rhode Island eatyourworld.com/destinat…
The Quran allows coffee because it defines intoxicants as which β€œcovers the intellect,” i.e., causes inebriation or drunkenness like beer, or euphoria such as cocaine or amphetamines.Caffeine is not an intoxicant in that sense, but rather only a mild stimulant and hence permissible seekersguidance.org/answe…
Today I learned of Lisztomania, the obsessive fan hysteria surrounding the classical composer Franz Liszt. Admirers would fight over his locks of his hair, pull his carriage like horses, and carry glass vials of his old cigars and coffee dregs. bbc.com/culture/story/201…
Ice from the UK's biggest coffee chains (Costa Coffee, Starbucks and Caffe Nero) was found to contain bacteria from faeces. The levels found were 'concerning' and should not be present in any amount. bbc.co.uk/news/business-4…
The earliest of several attempts to ban coffee took place in Mecca 1511 CE. Its effects on the mind were decided to be as intoxicating as alcoholic drinks, and therefore was banned on religious grounds. It was overturned later as coffee has been shown to sharpen instead of dull the senses. businessinsider.com/coffe…
Today I learned about Coffe naps. After a cup of coffee napping for 15-20 mins enhances the effects of coffee by increasing the availability of receptors for caffeine in your brain. healthline.com/nutrition/…
When coffee first appeared in the Ottoman Empire, it was considered a drug and its consumption was forbidden en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
In 1964 on Long Island, N.Y., 7-Eleven became the first chain to offer fresh coffee in to-go cups. The company expanded to-go coffee to nationwide. By the end of the decade, coffee lids began to come into their own too. In 1967, Philadelphian Alan Frank filed a patent for a tearable coffee lid. bonappetit.com/entertaini…
Chock Full o'Nuts coffee is actually nut free. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The cat-like civet that poops out the coffee beans used to make a special coffee, is also the animal source of the SARS virus that eventually jumped from civets to humans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civ…
Creme Puff, the world's oldest living recorded house cat, lived on a daily diet of bacon, eggs, broccoli, coffee and red wine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
An 8oz cup of coffee can contain between 1.1-1.8 grams of soluble fiber scientificamerican.com/ar…
The parent company of coffee pod maker Keurig merged with Dr Pepper in 2018 and is now known as Keurig Dr Pepper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keu…
Charles Ponzi, the man who created the first ever "ponzi scheme" passed out coffee and doughnuts to calm angry investors outside his office. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Despite its Famous Cafe Culture, Italy does Not Have a Single Coffee Farm greenfarmcoffee.co.uk/wha…
In the 1970s in East Germany, Coffee rationing due to failed harvest and the introduction of "Mix Kaffee" (A 51% coffee, 49% filler mixture) was received so poorly that the East German Government started trading arms to Asia and Africa in Exchange for Coffee en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
Until 1996, NYPD cars were painted blue. They phased out the blue cars in favor of factory white, resulting in a $1 million savings. Light blue shirts were replaced with dark blue to "hide coffee and donut stains" nytimes.com/1996/06/25/ny…
Prior to losing the $3 million settlement to the lady who spilled coffee and got 3rd degree burns, Mcdonald's had over 700 reports of injuries from similar incidents. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lie…
An affogato (Italian for "drowned") is an Italian coffee-based dessert. Restaurants and cafes in Italy categorize the affogato as a dessert, some restaurants and cafes outside Italy categorise it as a beverage en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aff…
Tea has a less jittery and more calming caffeine experience than coffee because the amino acid L-theanine and high antioxidants have a calming effect. adagiotea.co.uk/info/caff…
According to The Specialty Coffee Association of America, the Kopi Luwak (digested coffee cherries, which have been eaten and defecated by a Civet) which costs US$700 per kilogram, is sold for the story, not for quality. The coffee's good acidity and flavor is diminished by the process. wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_l…
The cardboard sleeve on takeout coffee cups is called a zarf. spudart.org/blog/zarf-cof…
A fatal dose of caffeine is 113 cups of coffee, but you’d die of water poisoning first. scienceblogs.com/worldsfa…
The reason coffee and tea were originally served on saucers was so you could pour the hot drink into the saucer, thus cooling it faster, and drink from it. This practice was used as a metaphor by G. Washington to T. Jefferson for why the US has a Senate. appalachianmagazine.com/2…
The first advertisement for coffee was in 1652. It did not contain pictures, but a lengthy description including the source of the beans, how they were brewed, and the benefits of caffeine for business men. businessinsider.com/this-…
Parrots that eat poppy flowers get instant energy similar to the effect of tea or coffee for a human. Wild parrots feeding on poppies are destroying poppy crops in Madhya Pradesh, India. Opium specialist Dr. RS Chundawat said that once the birds feel the energy, they quickly become addicted. bbc.com/news/world-asia-i…
Theodore Roosevelt the 26th U.S President of America drank a gallon of coffee a day nps.gov/thrb/faqs.htm
Coffee was originally chewed. The very first African tribes who consumed coffee actually ground the berries up, added animal fat and rolled their new inventions into little balls which they consumed. science.howstuffworks.com…
Coffee and tea can prevent your body from absorbing iron if drank during a meal. This can lead to iron deficient anemia. healthline.com/nutrition/…
In 1777, Frederick the Great issued an official statement urging his subjects to drink beer in the morning instead of coffee. mentalfloss.com/amazingfa…
In 2014, the makers of Red Bull were sued by a man who found their slogan β€œRed Bull gives you wings” dishonest, as the drink has less caffeine than a regular cup of coffee, meaning it provided less of an energy boost. They had to reimburse American consumers who bought Red Bull from 2002-2014. bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articl…
A 1970s East German currency shortage lead to the modern Vietnamese coffee industry en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
Today I learned of Tom & Moll King, owners of 18th century London's infamous 'Tom King's Coffee House'. Est. 1720 by the aristocrat & his former prostitute wife, the all-night venue - famed also for its attractive Black barmaid - drew all classes for sex encounters. It features in artist William Hogarth's work. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins never felt lonely being in the spacecraft when waiting for Neil and Buzz on the moon. "The Columbia was a happy home. I had hot coffee. If I wanted, I had music. I trusted the machine." wusa9.com/article/tech/sc…
The coffee-flavored Italian dessert TiramisΓΉ means "pick me up" or "cheer me up" in English & is thought to have been invented in Treviso, Italy in the 1960's en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tir…
There is a town in Mississippi called Hot Coffee due to a innkeeper in the 1870's claiming that his inn offered "The best coffee around" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot…
Tommy Lee Jones starred in Japanese Boss Coffee commercials as an alien learning about humans and their lives. youtube.com/watch?v=Daert…
Switzerland is among the top 5 coffee exporters in the world. In dollar amounts, coffee surpasses cheese and chocolates by a big margin. lenews.ch/2016/12/14/swis…
A man killed himself in public while at an open mic night at an Oregon coffee shop. Shortly before he stabbed himself, he played a song called "Sorry for all the mess." abcnews.go.com/Health/pub…
Regularly drinking coffee reduces the risk of developing kidney stones. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Tea did not exist in Europe until the late 16th century. Coffee, although it came from across an ocean, predates tea consumption in Europe by over 100 years. o-cha.net/english/teacha/…
Today I learned of Alfred Peet, a Dutch immigrant who came to the US in 1955 and started the coffee chain. Three of Peet's workers were inspired by his business and started Starbucks, even using Peet's coffee in the beginning for their beans. mashed.com/165155/the-unt…
Starbucks coffee chain gets it's name from the tale of Moby Dick. "The name was meant to evoke the romance of the high seas and the seafaring tradition of the early coffee traders." cosmopolitan.com/uk/workl…
Tom Hanks has been gifting the White House press corps with new coffee machines since 2004 after visiting and finding an old decrepit Mr. Coffee machine serving really bad coffee. Latest was a $1700 espresso machine in 2017. architecturaldigest.com/s…
The webcam was invented just because 3 people wanted to keep a check on coffee level without walking to their breakroom. brdct.app/l3kBxYVxHfv5
Coffee and caffeine have anti inflammatory effect on nerves and can help prevent multiple sclerosis. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed…
The modern Chinese word for 'brown' is 'kafeise' which is a transliteration of the English word 'coffee' scholarworks.umass.edu/cg…
Veterans have held a grudge against the Red Cross for 70 years because they briefly charged them MONEY for coffee and doughnuts that had previously been FREE! npr.org/sections/money/20…
Tea contains higher levels of tannins than coffee, with green and black teas having the highest concentrations. The stronger the brew, the more likely it is to stain teeth dentaly.org/en/yellow-tee…
To prove that coffee is unhealthy, King Gustav experimented with a twin, one drank enormous amounts of coffee, the other one, tea. Both samples outlived the researchers and King Gustav history.com/news/this-kin…
A star was discovered 75 light-years away from Earth is no warmer than a fresh cup of coffee. insider.si.edu/2011/03/ne…
In frequent caffeine consumers, coffee does not actually increase alertness above baseline levels, but rather only reverses the fatiguing effect of acute caffeine withdrawal reuters.com/article/us-co…
(the hard way) that heating your coffee in the microwave on extra high, and then stirring with a plastic spoon will make the coffee violently boil. mcgill.ca/oss/article/you…
Single-use paper coffee cups with lids aren’t recyclable. recyclecoach.com/resident…
A ticket to Burning Man costs $400 - $1,500 but once you are inside, you can get anything for free except for ice and coffee. theatlantic.com/business/…
McDonald's changed their coffee stirrers from spoons to paddles because too many people were using them as cocaine spoons snopes.com/fact-check/sti…
The 19th-century French writer HonorΓ© de Balzac supposedly consumed at least fifty cups of coffee per day. Some speculate that this led to his death at the age of 51. thestranger.com/blogs/slo…
Today I learned about Kopi luwak, a coffee that consists of partially digested coffee cherries, which have been eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kop…
Today I learned of Gustav III of Sweden's coffee experiment, that led multiple prohibitions against coffee in Sweden in the 17th and 18th centuries en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gus…
Vietnam is the 2nd largest producer of coffee in the entire world - after Brazil and well ahead of Colombia, Indonesia & Ethiopia. theplanetd.com/things-to-…
Coffee and citrus plants boost bee memory with caffeine discovermagazine.com/plan…
Celery was a very popular food in the 1800s through early 1900s. It was the third most popular menu ingredient in New York City restaurants, behind coffee and tea. Celery cost more than caviar because it was so hard to cultivate in those days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cel…
There is a small cafΓ© in France that sells coffee to rude customers for €7 while polite customers get coffee for €1.40. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
The single coffee creamers served in restaurants are called milkette's en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) taproots can penetrate soil up to 3 to 6 meters (10 to 15 ft). All parts of the plant can be eaten and are found in salads, roasted, fried, or made into wine, tea, or a coffee-like drink. Dandelions have a taste similar to chicory or endive with a bitter tinge. columbia.edu/itc/cerc/dan…
Brad Pitt agreed to do a brief cameo in Deadpool 2 for just the daily minimum rate (less than $1000 per day) plus a cup of coffee hand delivered by Ryan Reynolds. indiewire.com/2018/05/dea…
The word "coffee" entered English in 1582 via the Dutch word koffie, borrowed from Turkish kahve, in turn borrowed from Arabic qahwa. greenbeanhouse.co.nz/page…
While both tea and coffee plants produce caffeine, this trait evolved independently - meaning caffeine production developed at least twice. futurism.com/fun-fact-caf…
Hugh Jackman started his own coffee brand and foundation called "Laughing Man" after meeting a struggling coffee farmer in Ethiopia. His goal was to provide a marketplace for farmers in developing countries to sell their goods for a fair price. Jackman donates 100% of profits. cbsnews.com/news/hugh-jac…
Anthony Hopkins, when asked what he loves best about making movies, answered: "I love the hour in makeup. It gives you time to think and have a cup of coffee. It's my favorite part of the day. Having somebody dab things on your face, I love that. Then you go out and say things and they pay you." interviewmagazine.com/cul…
A SwissAir flight was recording a documentary when an engine failed. The film crew was able to capture the calm and cool of the pilots while they turned the engine off, informed passengers, dumped fuel, ate chocolate and took a coffee break. youtube.com/watch?v=rEf35…
Faulty coffee machines are one of the most common causes of flight delays. traveller.com.au/plane-de…
, the proper name for a cardboard coffee sleeve is a "zarf". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zar…
The plaintiff in the famous β€œhot coffee case” offered to settle the case for $20,000 before trial, which McDonald’s refused. segarlaw.com/blog/myths-a…
Frederick The Great banned coffee because he felt beer was a better choice for his soldiers mentalfloss.com/article/5…

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