Five Interesting Coffee Facts To Jump Start Your Day
Every morning I engage in a war between waking up and continually hitting the snooze button on my alarm. Eventually I exceed the allowable snooze attempts, and I grudgingly put my feet on the floor to start my day. The need for coffee is great in this moment, and my family has even joked that it’s not wise to talk to me until I’ve had the first sip of my morning joe. Apparently, I am not alone.
In a study conducted by Reuters earlier this year, 64% of American adults admitted to consuming coffee on a daily basis.
But enough about my relationship with coffee and statistics. That would bore anyone! Let’s take a look at some fun facts that you may not have known about coffee...
GOATS & COFFEE
According to legend, coffee was first discovered by a group of grazing goats in Ethiopia who enjoyed feasting on the magical berries. The goat herders reported that these berries caused the goats to “dance” instead of sleep at night. One local monk decided to concoct a drink with these little berries, and realized that he also had a hard time dozing off.
FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA - COFFEE FACTS AROUND AMERICA
Americans are passionate about coffee, so much so that as a nation we consume 400,000,000 cups daily. Many people, like myself, will admit that functioning without coffee is almost impossible. Others will admit that they simply enjoy the taste. Some of the biggest coffee consumers have even stated that it helps them to relax. Interestingly enough, New Yorkers drink nearly seven times the amount of coffee than the rest of the United States.
There are only two states in the United States who commercially grow coffee - Hawaii and California. Hawaii, known for its beautiful beaches and enjoyable climate, creates an atmosphere conducive to a quality coffee harvest. California only started commercially growing coffee in the 21st century, and they have plans to add dozens of additional farms this year.
WORLD RECORD: YOU’LL NEED A LADDER AND A STRAW FOR THIS ONE!
According to Guinness World Records, the largest cup of iced coffee was brewed in South Korea in July 2014. The cup, containing over 3,700 gallons of iced coffee, was nearly 11 feet tall and over 8 feet wide. That sounds more like a swimming pool full of caffeine if you ask me!
THE COFFEE CAT
Okay, so we know that cats don’t make coffee. Or do they? The most expensive coffee in the world can be purchased for about $600 per pound, though I would be skeptical to drink it. It’s actually made from the feces of a Sumatran wild cat. I’m not sure which is worse...being the one who drinks it or having the job of harvesting it? At any rate, I think I’ll stick with Burly Man Coffee which promises quality taste at an affordable price, and provides me with the ability to do good with every single cup I drink.
Disclaimer: No cats were involved in the making of Burly Man Coffee.
BANNING COFFEE? NO WAY!
Since its discovery, there have been five documented attempts to ban coffee. The claims supporting the ban are so ridiculous that I think I better save that one for another day. You’re not going to believe how one man lifted the ban on coffee back in the 16th century!
WHY CHOOSE BURLY MAN COFFEE?
Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur or an average joe who enjoys a good cup of java with friends, Burly Man Coffee is sure to delight. Not only is quality of utmost importance to us, but so is value. Beyond that, we want to make a difference here at Burly Man Coffee-not just a small splash in the tiny roadside puddle, but a huge wave in the ocean that will impact countless lives! We can only do this with your support and your prayers. So what do you say? Why don’t you try it for yourself?