Coffee can be considered the undisputed king of morning beverages, but do we really know what it does to us?
Coffee is loved worldwide but most people don’t know what they are drinking. Scientists have sought to clear that up in a series of rather tasty tests.
I’ve been a long fan of coffee since I was in my early 20’s, and now I don an awesome keurig coffee maker. Other machines exist, and you can find reviews of the best options here, but for me personally, the keurig wins them all hands-down.
Here are some interesting facts about your cup of quality java.
1. Coffee was Discovered by Goats
Okay so this title may not be as crazy as it seems. Ethiopian shepherds first noticed the effects of caffeine when their goats found a liking for coffee beans. The goats started to become more active and many even did a little dance due to the caffeine in their system. The Ethiopians took notice of this and decided to try it themselves. Obviously eating the bean wasn’t the best due to its strong taste, soon it was crushed and mixed into water to make a very rudimentary version of coffee.
Interestingly enough coffee was eaten by African tribes who also discovered the coffee. The coffee berries were mixed with fat to form a sort of energy ball which would help them stay alert on hunts and stay active at sacred dancing rituals.