Who doesn’t love a hot cup of coffee in the morning or on a cold winter day? Here are a few fun facts about coffee:
Coffee dates back to 800 AD: it’s been said that around the 9th century, goat farmers noticed that their goat would “dance” after eating fruits from the coffee plant. Later on, a monk decided to make a drink out of it – and he didn’t sleep that night. That’s when the first coffee was born!
Coffee wine & snack: in the past, people would use coffee berries mixed with fats to make energy snacks. They would also use the pulp and ferment it to make a drink similar to wine (yum?)
Arabica & Robusta: the majority of growers plant the Arabica species. Although less popular, Robusta tastes slightly more bitter and contains more caffeine.
Brazil grows the most coffee in the world: Brazil produces about 1/3 of the world’s supply, according to the International Coffee Organization, about twice as much as the second place holder, Vietnam.
Espresso means “pressed out” in Italian: this refers to the way espresso is made — forcing boiling water through pressed coffee grounds. And although espresso has more caffeine per volume than coffee, it would take three shots to equal the amount in a regular cup of coffee.
You can overdose on coffee: but don’t freak out, you would need to drink about 30 cups in a very short period time to get close to a lethal dose of caffeine.
Tip: don’t throw away coffee grounds. Instead, use them as a scrub to exfoliate dead skin. The caffeine would also stimulate blood circulation making your skin glowy and healthy!
A cup of coffee has only 1 calorie!
Health benefits of coffee:
- Improves energy levels and can make you smarter!
- Can help you burn fat
- Can improve physical performance
- Has many nutrients (vitamin B5, B2, manganese, potassium, magnesium, niacin)
- Lowers risk of Type-2 Diabetes
- May protect your liver
- Decreases risk of Alzheimers
- Can fight depression and make you happier
Here are a few gift ideas for the coffee lover in your life.
Levanto Pack Of Nespresso Compatible Capsule 10 Pcs
Indulge in a cup of gloriously rich, decadent flavour, made at the press of a button in your Nespresso Machine. Thick, rich, and the real essence in a cup!
Choose from these flavors: Intenso, Stong, Elite, Limited Edition, Soave, Decaffeinato, Cremoso.
Stainless Steel Stovetop Espresso Coffee Maker
For the more traditional people, this stovetop espresso maker is the perfect gift! Fill your home with the rich, smooth aromas of your favorite brew.
Minimalist design and classic stainless steel finishing lets you focus on the delicious cup in front of you.
Domoclip Electric Black Coffee Grinder 2000 W
Nothing beats freshly ground coffee! This machine allows you to make up to 14 cups, with 3 Levels for grind selector: from fine (Espresso), drip coffee, to coarse (French press and percolator). Finally, it comes with a 1-year warranty!
Wacaco Nanopresso Double Espresso Barista Kit
For the ones who like their coffee on the go, this Wacaco Nanopresso is ideal. It expands the Nanopresso capabilities by giving you the possibility to prepare double espresso (16 grams of ground coffee) up to 120ml. The double espresso basket is a unique feature that can not be found in any other portable espresso machine.
Set Of Mug Stoneware 4 Pcs
You can’t go wrong with coffee mugs as a gift – also, it comes perfectly packaged as a gift so you can have it delivered right to their doorstep!
Coffee Capsule (Nespresso) Swivel Holder For 60 Capsules
Help them keep their capsules organized with this practical, yet stylish holder. Rotatable and stores 60 capsules – doesn’t get any better.
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