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Coffee Facts 1. Legend has it a 9th-century Ethiopian goat herder discovered coffee by accident when he noticed how crazy the beans were making his goats. 2. New Yorkers drink almost 7 times more coffee than other cities in the US. 3. Coffee is a psychoactive. And at high doses it can make you see things... It can also kill you... 4. The lethal dose of caffeine is roughly 100 cups of coffee. Delonghi Compact Magnifica S Espresso Coffee Machine 5. A French doctor in the 1600s suggested Cafe Au Laits for patients, inspiring people to begin adding milk to coffee. 6. The French philosopher Voltaire is said to have drank 50 cups of coffee a day. Because he ruled. 7. Espresso is regulated by the Italian government because it is considered an essential part of their daily life 8. Hawaii is the only state that commercially grows coffee. Gaggia Accademia Espresso Machine 9. In the ancient Arab culture there was only one way a woman could legally divorce: If her husband didn't provide enough coffee. 10. Coffee beans are actually the pit of a berry, which makes them a fruit. The best fruit. 11. IMPORTANT TO KNOW: Brewed espresso has 2.5% fat, while filtered coffee contains 0.6% fat. 12. Johan Sebastian Bach wrote an opera about a woman who was addicted to coffee. 13. We're not going to tell you how, but there is a way to brew coffee with marijuana in it and it is described as producing a "dreamy" kind of coffee buzz. Jura Ena Micro 1 Espresso Coffee Machine 14. Unlike the hip 20-something Baristas in the US, in Italy the average Barista age is 48, and it is a very respected profession. 15. Teddy Roosevelt is and was the greatest American coffee drinker, consuming a gallon a day. But you probably shouldn't attempt to do that. 16. In the 1600s there was a controversy over whether or not Catholics could drink coffee; luckily Pope Clement VIII said it was okay. Gaggia Unica Espresso Machine 17. No matter what people tell you, caffeine cannot help you sober up. 18. The first webcam was invented at The University of Cambridge to let people know if the coffee pot was full or not. 19. There is a spa in Japan that lets you bathe in coffee, tea, or wine. I wouldn't drink it though...

20. This is the most expensive drink at Starbucks: $23.50, with 16 shots of espresso or 1400mg of caffeine. Breville Youbrew Drip Coffee Maker BDC550XL 21. Before coffee caught on in the US in the 1700s, beer was breakfast drink of choice. This is only slightly less awesome. 22. Irish coffee was actually invented to warm up cold American plane passengers leaving from Ireland.

Decaffeinated coffee consists of, at most, one fortieth of the amount of caffeine in untreated beans. The removal of caffeine should not alter the taste of coffee. Isolated, caffeine is really a crystalline substance devoid of aroma and possessing only the tiniest bitter flavour. The actual problem is how to get out the caffeine without the need of ruining the remainder of what does affect coffee flavor. But technologies have triumphed, more or less. The best decaffeinated coffee, freshly roasted and ground and carefully brewed, can taste so nearly the equal of a similar untreated coffee that only a tasting involving direct comparison reveals the difference. Coffee is decaffeinated in its green state, before the fragile oils are developed as a result of roasting. Countless patents are present with regard to decaffeination procedures, but only a small number of are in fact employed. Decaffeination plants are substantially costly facilities to build, and the techniques used are sophisticated, costly, and time-consuming.

More essential, to end up with reasonable decaf it's important to begin with exceptional green coffee beans. Every decaffeination process strips significant amounts of flavour from the coffee; should you prefer a product with any kind of flavour post-decaffeination, you need to invest in the highest-quality and for that reason most expensive beans. The purpose of all decaf processors has been only to remove the caffeine, not the flavour. It will be the quality of beans that would ultimately establish the flavour of the coffee.

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