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 )

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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.

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Aunt Messy 2 weeks ago

We had a cat that liked the occasional sip of coffee. She'd just shove her nose in your cup and have a drink. I can't decide if she actually liked the coffee or she got a kick out of watching us get up to get another cup of coffee.

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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.

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Kath Leen 2 weeks ago

wow...really??so the most powerful spying tool came from a coffee XD

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#3

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Finland consumes the most coffee in the world.

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Lianna Valdez 2 weeks ago

Because it is so cold there. They need to stay warm.

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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.

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C 2 weeks ago

I'm glad I know this fact.

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Coffee beans are only called 'beans' because of the resemblance - they’re actually berries.

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Nopey McNoperson 2 weeks ago

So, coffee counts as juice?

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Before coffee became widely available, the popular breakfast drink was beer.

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Kim Lorton 2 weeks ago

Water was unsafe to drink, and they didn’t know to boil it before hand.

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It is believed that the coffee was discovered by a goat herder who noticed that goats became extremely energetic after eating certain berries.

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Person2638 2 weeks ago

Goat Herder, selling coffee: COME BUY THESE MAGICAL BROWN BEAN THINGS THAT SOMEHOW MAKE GOATS MORE ENERGETIC!

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The cappuccino was named after Capuchin friars because its color resembles the Capuchin robe.

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Max L. 2 weeks ago

That is used to name kids ponies too, they like the color :-)

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The majority of coffee is produced in Brazil. It produces 40% of the world's coffee.

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Ben Smith 2 weeks ago

Actually, the majority of coffee is produced outside of Brazil...if we want to be accurate.

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Scientists have successfully turned ground coffee into biodiesel, so one day coffee may be fuelling your car.

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Tomas Holicka 2 weeks ago

That would be a pretty weird thing to do with berries which only grow at a certain altitude and climate. We barely have enough to keep us energized!

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Regularly drinking coffee may have health benefits such as reduced risk of illnesses like cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's.

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Andres Tejeda 2 weeks ago

Except when you add all that sugar, looking at you Starbucks.

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In 1932 Brazil didn't have enough funds to send its athletes to the Olympics, so the athletes had to earn the money themselves by selling coffee.

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BusLady 2 weeks ago

Clever design.

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Before people learned how to brew coffee, east African tribes mixed coffee berries with animal fat and consumed it as food.

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There's two main categories of coffee: Robusta and Arabica. Robusta coffee has a more acidic and harsh flavor with a higher level of caffeine. Arabica is known for its delicate flavor and lower acidity.

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Faizal Jam 2 weeks ago

it reverse, arabic has more acidic than robusta

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Globally people consume about 2.25 billion cups of coffee every day.

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Person2638 2 weeks ago

I consume 1.87 billion cups of coffee.

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Coffee stays warmer about 20% longer when you add cream.

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Kim Lorton 2 weeks ago

No to non fat, skim, milk! Gotta have cream or half n half! It makes it better!

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Coffee is most effective if you drink it between 9:30 and 11:30 AM.

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Max L. 2 weeks ago

It actually looks english tea with milk, the cheescake in the backgrounds also help.

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Studies have shown that drinking coffee may lower your risk of depression.

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Person2638 2 weeks ago

*drinks a cup of coffee every hour*

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Contrary to the popular belief, dark roast and light roast coffee actually have a similar amount of caffeine.

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Mangoes'nRum 2 weeks ago

That is true when you consider the comparison bean to bean because roasting does little to the caffeine. Roasting affects the mass of the bean so dark roasted coffee beans have less mass than light roasts. If you measure coffee by weight, 1 kilogram of dark roast will have more caffeine that 1 kilo of light roast. Measure by the scoop, There is little to no difference between the caffeine contents of dark and light roasts. This is all assuming you are comparing the same species and type.

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#20

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The average barista's age in Italy is 48 years old.

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Max L. 2 weeks ago

The average barista in Italy thinks the one in the photo is noway related to coffee.

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#21

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There's more caffeine in an average cup of drip coffee than in espresso.

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Tomas Holicka 2 weeks ago

Because it’s larger?

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#22

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It is estimated that roughly 80 to 100 cups of coffee would be a lethal dose for an average adult.

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Tomas Holicka 2 weeks ago

If Futurama taught us anything it’s that after 100 cups your time speeds up and you can save people in a burning house.

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The most expensive coffee in world is Black Ivory Coffee. It can cost up to $1,100 per kilogram. This coffee is produced from part-digested coffee cherries eaten and defecated by Thai elephants.

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Kim Lorton 2 weeks ago

What about the cat Pooh coffee?

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#24

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Decaf coffee is not completely caffeine-free. The decaffeination process usually removes 94-98 percent of caffeine. Studies have shown that while the average 16-ounce caffeinated coffee has 188 ml of caffeine, the average 16-ounce decaf has 9.4ml.

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Night Owl 2 weeks ago (edited)

also non-alcoholic beer still contains some alcohol

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#25

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Just the smell of coffee can help you wake you up in the morning.

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Sarah 2 weeks ago

I doubt this is true, considering that fire safety education teaches you that you can't smell during your sleep, and thus cannot rely on smoke to wake you up.

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