1. The World’s most expensive coffee is digested by cats.
Yes, you read that correctly. It is called “Kopi Luwak” and real people pay real money for this delicacy. About $600 per pound to be exact. It comes from beans that have been partially digested and passed by wild cats know as Sumatran Civets. I feel sorry for the guy that has to collect the fresh product.
2. Coffee stays warm longer when you add cream.
It seems to defy all known laws of science, but adding cream to your coffee actually keeps it warm for 20% longer than keeping it black.
3. Eighty-two cups in seven hours.
That’s the world record for coffee-drinking, achieved by someone who likely had to be peeled off the ceiling afterward.
4. Coffee in history.
Famous authors Voltaire and Honoré de Balzac allegedly drank up to fifty cups of coffee daily. Composer Ludwig von Beethoven was also an alleged coffee fanatic who would hand-count exactly 60 coffee beans before making each cup. US President Teddy Roosevelt allegedly drank a gallon of coffee daily.
5. Scientists are developing cars that can run on coffee grounds.
Don’t know what to do with your left over coffee grinds? In 2010, British scientists devised a car that ran entirely on used coffee grounds. It was known as “car-puccino” (punny Brits) and successfully made the 250-mile trek between Manchester and London using the equivalent of enough coffee to make 11 000 espressos!
6. Not providing your wife with enough coffee was “grounds” for divorce in Turkey.
In the late 15th century in Turkey, one of the only legal grounds for a woman to divorce her husband was if he did not keep her coffee pot full at all times. Seems pretty fair to me.
7. The oldest cat who ever lived drank coffee every day.
“Creme Puff,” listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “oldest cat ever” for living 38 years, was served coffee every morning by her owner—along with bacon and eggs.
Which little known coffee fact did you think was the most bizarre?