Here are some more interesting facts that you may or may not yet know about coffee. Some things to think about over your next cup of Joe:
- Along with peanut butter and beer, coffee is on the top ten list of “most recognizable odors.”
- Arabian Wine is the name by which coffee was first known in Europe.
- Some green coffee beans are stored for years before roasting. Some experts believe that certain beans, when stored properly, improves with age
- Coffee was advertised a medicine in the 1600’s in England. It was advertised in 1657 as a cue for gout, scurvy and other illnesses. From the University of California comes a scientific report to gladden any coffee lover’s heart. They found that the steam rising from a cup of coffee contains an equal amount of anti-oxidants as that found in three oranges. These antioxidants help prevent cancer and heart disease being heterocyclic compounds.
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Originally posted on October 18, 2006 @ 7:48 pm