5 sweet secrets about Coffee that you did not know
Coffee is one of the most sipped beverages on Earth. Despite of its popularity, people really do not know much about the drink that they relish every day. Here are 5 astonishing facts that were not on your listing, but can now be added.
1- Coffee is made by grinding the coffee beans. These beans are pits of red berries that are green in colour until roasted. These grounded beans make you the required cup of refreshing drinks that can be relished at intervals.
2- It is widely believed that coffee was accidently discovered by Kaldi, an Ethiopian herdsman. He noticed that the goats acted a bit high. It is also assumed that earlier, it was consumed as food rather than as a drink. The African tribes blended the coffee fruits with animal lard to prepare an energy snack.
3- Kopi luwak, originally from Indonesia, is the most expensive coffee. This coffee is collected after being excreted by the Asian palm civet. It is supposed to give the beans an incredible flavour. The digested coffee, or ‘poop coffee’, has a unique taste that have the customers paying as high as $50 and above for a single cup.
4- Nobody likes to arrive at an empty coffee pot! Especially scientists in the ‘Trojan Room’ at the Cambridge University. The fraternity could keep an eye on the coffee level, with the help of the xcoffee stream on their desktop, to confirm that their trip to the pot was not wasted.
5- Did you know that coffee is the second-most traded commodity on Earth, second only to oil? Attempts of turning coffee into a power generating commodity (used in cars), failed. Anyway, who can dream of ever wasting such a delicious drink?