Drinking coffee is a habit many people have. We drink coffee in the morning to wake up, at work to keep our focus on a higher level, after a meal for a better metabolism, before physical training to get better results, with friends just for fun… Yes, people love coffee! And there is a reason for that.
Coffee was first discovered in the Eastern World, long time ago, and then in a short period of time, it “conquered” all of the known world. Coffee industry is one of the largest in the modern world.
Here are some coffee facts you never knew about:
– 54% of all Americans drink coffee everyday;
– New Yorkers drink almost 7 times more coffee then any other city in the U.S.;
– The word COFFEE comes from Arabia, and means “Wine of the bean”;
– The largest consumer of coffee per person is Netherland;
– Americans spend an average of 1,092 US dollars a year on coffee;
– Brazil has been the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years;
– Two cups of coffee a day can help you heal the liver;
– Coffee is red berry before it is bean;
– Coffee is actually crystals with high energy level;
– Drinking coffee can prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia;
– The most expensive coffee in the world contains elephant poop;
– The first webcam in the world was made to follow the progress of a coffee machine from distance.
There are also many other interesting coffee facts, because coffee is as old as the humankind is. But, do we know anything about coffee nutrition facts? We always hear that coffee is good for many things especially when it comes to diets and working out programs. This is why.
The main coffee ingredient is caffeine. One cup of coffee contains around 95 mg of caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant and a legal psychoactive drug, used worldwide. That is why you need to be careful when drinking coffee or taking any other form of caffeine. The caffeine concentration depends of the coffee seed that is used. So before using caffeine you need to be sure that you are taking the right amount.
One cup of coffee is very rich with minerals. It contains up to 116 mg potassium, 7.1 mg phosphorus and magnesium and 4.7 mg calcium in 234 g of coffee. Other then minerals, there can be found very small traces of Folate, Choline, vitamin K and fatty acids- Omega 6. One cup of coffee contains around 2.4 calories (10.00 KJ), mostly from carbohydrate and protein.
Once again, be very careful when consuming coffee. It’s a great drink, so don’t abuse it!