I Need Coffee

Is your daily dose of coffee just not enough for you? Are you looking for something a little extra? Perhaps some coffee education? Or the latest gossip in the coffee industry?

If you're a coffee lover, coffee geek, coffee nerd, or just someone looking for more information about coffee, here are my top 10 favorite coffee facts and hacks so pop in a K cup and read on.

1. Coffee loses caffeine as it is roasted, so a dark, “bold” cup of coffee actually has less caffeine than a lighter roast.

2. Starbucks Use Round Tables for a Specific Reason

They sure do take every aspect of the coffee-shop experience very seriously. And after conducting several sets of experiments, they decided to equip their shops with round tables instead of square or rectangle tables. The reason: they found that round tables would make solo coffee drinkers feel less lonely (since there are no empty seats at a round table).

3. The first webcam watched a coffee pot. It allowed researchers at Cambridge to monitor the coffee situation without leaving their desks

4. Coffee beans aren't beans. They are fruit pits.

5. New Yorkers drink almost 7 times more coffee than other cities in the US.

6. You can overdose on coffee. However, you would need to drink over 100 cups to consume the lethal dose of caffeine.

7. Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is always have starbucks as a prop in every scene.

As you’re watching Fight Club, you may notice many things. For one, you will probably notice Brad Pitt. That’s a given. You’ll notice the fighting, the blood and the explosions. However there is one thing that you may not notice. And that is the fact that there’s a Starbucks cup hidden in every single shot of the movie.

8. Freeze coffee for ice cubes

If you're a fan of homemade iced coffee, then try this trick. Next time you have leftover coffee, pour it into an ice cube tray, and freeze it. The cubes will be able to keep your next batch of iced coffee cold without watering it down.

9. There's a Coffee Shop in France where not saying "hello" and "please" makes your coffee more expensive.

10. Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. that commercially grows coffee. Kona coffee is the United States' gift to the coffee world. Because coffee grows best in climates along the equator, Hawaii's weather is optimal for harvesting coffee beans.


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