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 months 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 months 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.

Visit Lakeland , worldatlas.com Report

Lianna Valdez 2 months 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 months 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.

Jonathan Wilkins , todayifoundout.com Report

Nopey McNoperson 2 months 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 months 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.

fietzfotos , ncausa.org Report

Person2638 2 months ago

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

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#8

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

Jonathan McIntosh , merriam-webster.com Report

Max L. 2 months 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 months ago

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

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#10

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

bere_moonlight0 , biodieselmagazine.com Report

Tomas Holicka 2 months 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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