Saturday, July 28, 2007

Top 10 Amazing Facts about Coffee

Top 10 Amazing Facts about Coffee

1. Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world.
2. Coffee is the second most traded good globally after petroleum.
3. Antioxidants or Flavonoids found in coffee help support the immune system.
4. Coffee does not grow in North America or Europe.
5. The 2 common species of the coffee plant are Coffea Arabica and Coffea Robusta.
6. The Coffee "bean" is actually a "seed", and each coffee fruit has 2.
7. Caffeine overdose typically causes death due to ventricular fibrillation.
8. Arab legend maintains that the coffee bean was discovered by goats watched by a Goatherd named Kaldi.
9. When Coffee first become popular in Europe, it was banned for religious reasons.
10. The rarest coffee in the world is Jamaica Blue Mountain.

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