Coffee was first introduced in the 15th century and to this day it maintains its status as one of the most popular beverages, with millions of coffee lovers worldwide. Coffee is made from ripe berries which are picked, processed and dried. Once dry, these 'beans' are roasted and ground to be brewed into the coffee drink we all know and love. Over the centuries coffee has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry and become part of our lifestyle. But how many facts do you know about your beloved beverage? Check out the list below to learn more and share what you learned or knew already in the comments! (Facebook cover image: Jonathan McIntosh )
The Guinness World record holder for the "Oldest Cat Ever," a 38-year-old cat named Creme Puff - drank coffee every morning her whole life.
People working at the University of Cambridge knew the feeling of finding an empty coffee pot so well, so they invented the first ever webcam with the sole purpose of checking the status of the coffee pot.
Despite the fact that caffeine is a mild diuretic, you don't lose more fluid than you take in by drinking coffee, so it cannot dehydrate you.
Coffee beans are only called 'beans' because of the resemblance - they’re actually berries.
Before coffee became widely available, the popular breakfast drink was beer.
It is believed that the coffee was discovered by a goat herder who noticed that goats became extremely energetic after eating certain berries.
The cappuccino was named after Capuchin friars because its color resembles the Capuchin robe.
The majority of coffee is produced in Brazil. It produces 40% of the world's coffee.