Coffee facts

2014.04.14. 00:07

10 Interesting Things about Coffee

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  1. According to many historians, coffee was first discovered by a herd of goats. An Ethiopian herder discovered a bean making his goats crazy in 9th century which was later termed as coffee beans.

 

  1. Coffee beans are actually berries or sometimes called coffee cherries. They have coffee beans inside and only called 'beans' because of their resemblance to beans.

 

  1. Originally coffee was eaten. African tribes mixed coffee berries with fat which formed edible energy balls.

 

  1. Coffee is the second most sold commodity around the world. The first one is oil.

 

  1. Brazil is the world's biggest producer of coffee followed by Vietnam and Colombia.

 

  1. In 1675, Charles I - the King of England banned coffee houses, claiming they were places where people met to conspire against him.

 

  1. Some scientists believe that coffee beans may replace fossil fuel and work in motor engines in next centuries.

 

  1. George C Washington, - not the late president but - an English chemist invented instant coffee in Guatemala in 1906. The product was commercially launched in 1909.

 

  1. According to legend, Balzac drank more than fifty cups of coffee a day and died of caffeine poisoning.

  2. It used to be custom in Turkey that if a husband did not provide his wife with coffee, it was ground for divorce.

 Vocabulary

herd of goats = kecske csorda

herder = pásztor

termed as = elnevezve (vminek)

resemblance [rɪzembləns] = hasonlóság

tribe =törzs

berry = bogyós termés

fat =zsír

edible =ehető

commodity = árucikk

to be banned = betiltva

to claim = állítani vmit

fossil fuel = energiaforrás (állati maradványból képződő)

to invent = feltalálni

to launch = piacra dobni (árut)

caffeine poisoning = koffein mérgezés

custom = szokás, hagyomány

provide = biztosítani vmit

ground for divorce = ok a válásra

 

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