10 things that you (maybe) did not know about coffee

Curiosity and anecdotes for true coffee lover.

Coffee is the most popular and consumed drink in the world but between myths, legends and history the boundary between reality and fiction is often very subtle. Many believe they know everything about coffee ... they do not know how wrong they are! In this article we have compiled a collection of 10 curiosity about coffee that we think can broaden your knowledge of coffee lover and cheer your break.

  1. During the wedding ceremonies in Turkey, the groom makes a solemn vow: he must always give his bride a good coffee. Otherwise, she may apply for divorce for a just cause.
  2. Beethoven was a true perfectionist, even in the preparation of coffee, to prepare the perfect cup of coffee one to 60 grains.
  3. Participants and supporters of the Boston Tea Party (an act of protest by US colonists against British government fees) were introduced to introduce coffee in place of tea in the break of the five. A resolute gesture to further strengthen their independence from the British.
  4. Even bees like coffee (but they do not drink it). According to a study, caffeine contained in several pollen boosts long-term insect memory, which is why they return more and more to the same flower.
  5. Exfoliate the skin with wet coffee grounds, at least twice a week, with an anti-inflammatory effect that calms the irritation and redness of the skin.
  6. It is reported that the French writer and playwright Honoré de Balzac consumed about 50 cups of coffee a day to "nourish his creativity".
  7. In 1674, in England, women organized a mass revolt against coffee. By "Women's Petition Against Coffee" they wanted to deny drink to men under the age of 60 because they were turning them from "honest British men" into "useless corpses."
  8. Kopi Luwak, the most expensive coffee in the world, is produced from skins of coffee consumed and digested by the wild cat of Sumatra. Its price goes up to even $ 300 per kg.
  9. Coffee was declared illegal not one, not two but three times! The first time in 1511 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, was the turn of Europe in 1675 when, for an edict of Charles II, it was forbidden to run coffee in London and finally in Germany in 1677 for a ' Order by Federico the Great, worried about the economic implications of import.
  10. Today coffee is a fuel for man and, in the not too distant future, it will also be for the car. This is stated by the University of Bath, England, where some technicians have managed to get a fuel from coffee residues.

Last but not least curiosity: the monoriginal Peruvian Hardy comes from a single organic plantation in Peru. To discover its exclusive taste you will not have to climb the peruvian highlands but simply order it in one of the Hardy bars or, for the lazy ones, buy it on our shop and enjoy it comfortably at home.