Much like the rest of the world, we love coffee. Stereotypically we love tea (being British and all), but coffee holds a sweet spot in our hearts, so we’ve scoured the globe to find some pretty awesome and quirky coffee facts.
1) Coffee was originally discovered by some crazy dancing goats
Legend has it that in the 9th century, Ethopian goat herders noticed their goats ‘dancing’ after eating coffee berries.
2) Coffee is a great anti-oxidant and fat burner
Black coffee is actually a great drink for fat-burning. Coffee in general is full of Vitamin B’s, potassium and magnesium. According to a study found on The Huffington Post, caffeine ‘increases the number of fatty acids in the bloodstream, which allows athletes’ muscles to absorb and burn those fats for fuel’.
3) Coffee is a fruit
Okay so we don’t advise to start drinking coffee like you’re doing shots at the bar, but it is technically a fruit. Coffee originates from a type of berry which grows on bushes. It has a similar look to beans, which is why we often refer them to coffee beans.
4) There are two main types of coffee
Realistically there are dozens of different types of coffee, but the two most common are Arabica and Robusta. Arabica beans tend to taste softer and sweeter, due to their high sugar levels and acidity. Robusta, however, has a much stronger taste, and contains almost twice as much caffeine in comparison to the Arabica bean. The Robusta bean is used more commonly in supermarket coffees, and is the cheaper of the bean.