You know it by many names: Coffee, Java, Joe, the "good stuff," or "nectar of the gods." No matter what you call it, coffee usually means something to you. Whether you drink it black, with a little cream and sugar, or you prefer the fancier variety of lattés and cappuccinos, you probably have some sort of relationship with coffee. Maybe you are a Starbucks purist or a Dunkin' aficionado. Maybe you travel around the world, entering as many hip coffee shops as you can, always on the hunt for the best cup of joe you can find.
Maybe you think that coffee is totally gross and you do not understand its appeal. Or, you love it. You love the smell, the taste, everything about the drink, but it does something terrible to your insides so you can't consume it regularly. Whatever your thoughts on coffee, there is no denying that it's become an entire subculture within the United States. And chances are there are some big things you don't know about coffee even though you encounter the stuff almost every day of your life.
If you're anything like George from "George of the Jungle," you'll love this list.Coffee means a lot to people all over the world. Here are some crazy facts about the hot brown stuff that you may not have known before.
It's a Fruit!
Coffee Fact: Coffee is actually a fruit. Happy National Coffee Day! ☕️🤪 #coffee #gogojuice #Facts #keepbeingawesome https://t.co/tN6Ji5HWZ3— Chester Rushing (@Chester Rushing)1538252535.0
Etymology: The word "coffee" entered the English language in 1582 via the Dutch "koffie" borrowed from the Ottoman… https://t.co/OMbiDfPPqM— Ashwin Sanghi (@Ashwin Sanghi)1538369540.0
37 Gallons of Water
It's #InternationalCoffeeDay! Did you know that it takes about 37 gallons of water to grow the coffee beans and pro… https://t.co/JjPzFpTawO— Cistermiser Ltd (@Cistermiser Ltd)1538398801.0
Second Most Traded Commodity
Did you know?... Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth, the first being oil. #InternationalCoffeeDay https://t.co/uBVWKCvrp4— Protest ES Ltd (@Protest ES Ltd)1538398643.0
One Coffee Plant
✨DID YOU KNOW one coffee plant can live on and produce coffee beans for nearly a 100 years?!✨… https://t.co/QNBS439frn— Nandita Iyer (@Nandita Iyer)1538380354.0
It’s #InternationalCoffeeDay! ☕️ Do you prefer arabica or robusta coffee? Here’s a look at the chemical differences… https://t.co/IVfwXHvG9m— Compound Interest (@Compound Interest)1538377037.0
Good for Your Heart
It has also been shown to have other benefits in humans at this low dose (<5cups a day), like improving mood. In… https://t.co/BPUer1I0AG— James Wong (@James Wong)1538381997.0
#DYK One #coffee plant can grow up to 32 feel tall & live for 60-70 years! Other #NationalCoffeeDay fun facts ☕:… https://t.co/Mtc5Ndb7nd— Nestlé US (@Nestlé US)1538256610.0
First Freeze-Dried Food
Did you know that #coffee was the first food to be freeze-dried? So how are you enjoying your coffee today?… https://t.co/mVwgTCncq6— Ranveer Brar (@Ranveer Brar)1538360003.0