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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Any coffee lovers out there? It's only been around for about 500 years or so. It has come a long way from it's origins. Now we have lattes, espressos, cappuccinos, macchiatos, cold brewed, French pressed, percolated and instant, not to mention the myriad of alcoholic combinations.

But it's still just roasted beans in water. So let's take a look at some fun facts about one of the most popular drinks in the world. Have a great day!

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all."

HINT: (1946-), American film director, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor known for his surrealist films.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The word 'coffee' comes from the Arabic 'qahhwat al-bun' meaning 'wine of the bean' while the word 'espresso' comes from the Italian term 'caffe espresso' which means 'pressed coffee'.

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Coffee beans are actually the pit of a berry, which makes them a fruit. The coffee berries, sometimes called coffee cherries, are an edible fruit that have coffee beans inside.

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Legend has it coffee was discovered by Ethiopian shepherds in the 9th century who found their goats dancing around after eating the beans.

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Former American President Teddy Roosevelt consumed a gallon of coffee a day. He helped Maxwell House come up with their famous slogan, 'Good Till The Last Drop'.

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The first webcam was invented at The University of Cambridge to let people know if the coffee pot was full or not. Between 1991 until 2001, it proudly told residents of the University's Computer Science department when they could get their caffeine hit.

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Cafe Au Laits were inspired by a French doctor in the 1600s after he suggested adding milk to coffee was good for patients.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all."

ANSWER: David Lynch.

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