Hello Potty People!
If you are anything like us here at POTTYMINTS, we tend to agree with the iconic Folgers theme song… “The Best Part of Waking Up, Is Folgers in your cup!”
While we don’t agree with the whole “Folgers” part… the sentiment is the same! We love our Coffee!
So, today, in honor of National Coffee Day, we figured it was only right that we brought back an old segment we call: “WE SH*T YOU NOT”!
For today’s edition, we share with you 10 of our favorite Coffee Facts that sound crazy… but we assure you they are absolutely true!
The World’s Most Expensive Coffee can cost more than $600 a pound
One of the most coveted varieties of coffee comes from the feces of an Asian palm civet.
The cat-like creature eats fruit including coffee cherries, but is unable to digest the beans. The excreted seeds produce a smooth, less acidic brew called “kopi luwak”
Brazil grows the most coffee in the world
Brazil produces about 1/3 of the world’s coffee supply, according to International Coffee Organization, about twice as much as the second-place holder, Vietnam.
You can overdose on Coffee
Not to worry… you would need to drink 30 cups of Coffee in a very short period of time to overdose on caffeine…
Coffee drinkers live longer
According to Harvard Health Publishing, research has linked moderate consumption (about three to four cups per day) with a longer life span, plus a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and Parkinson's.
The largest cup of Coffee ever filled a 9-foot tall cup
The 3,487-gallon serving earned a Guiness World Record in 2012.
Starbucks opens an average of two stores per day
You can now order Starbucks at more than 29,000 locations around the globe
Dunkin sells 2 Billion cups of Coffee globally per year
They did the math! You can order coffee 25,000 different ways at a Dunkin near you!
Coffee is the second most consumed beverage
As you might have guessed… Water is still the king!
But did you know that Coffee is also the 2nd largest traded commodity, after crude oil.
Divorced by “Terrible Coffee”
In ancient Arab culture, apparently still applicable in Saudi Arabia, woman can allegedly find legal ‘grounds’ (#coffeepunintended) for divorce if her husband fails to bring her fresh coffee in the morning.
Coffee was discovered by a Goat Herder
As far as we know, Coffee was discovered by a goat herder in Ethiopia in the 1500s.
After seeing his goats eating coffee cherries, he noticed a change in their behavior; they gained a high amount of energy and they didn’t sleep at night.
The herder shared his findings with local monks. After they made their own drink from coffee beans, they realized they could stay up all night and pray.
Word spread to other Ethiopian monks and soon after reached all across the civilized world.
While we typically like to conclude these types of things with a quote for the week ahead, to provide motivation and inspiration… we figured we could all just have a cup of coffee instead!
Happy National Coffee Day!