10 Caffeinated Things Worth Knowing

THE DANCING GOATS


Legend has it that an Ethiopian shepherd named Kaldi noticed the effects of  caffeine when he saw his goats appearing to be rollicking and "dance" after eating the coffee berries.








                                    COFFEE WAS NOT FOR DRINKING



Originally, coffee was eaten. African tribes mixed coffee berries with fat which formed energy balls. You think Goku is Japanese?









COFFEE IS RELIGIOUS



The rise of Islam greatly contributed to the popularity of coffee. As the religion prohibited the consumption of alcohol, coffee was considered an acceptable drink. The world's first coffee shop was named KIVA HAN opened in 1475 in Constantinople. Turkish Law makes it legal for a woman to divorce her husbands should he fail to provide her daily quota of coffee.








THE BEAN BELT


No, coffee wasn't made into belt. The bean belt is the region of the world where coffee grows. An area between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Not the zodiac, dullard!







COFFEE BAN


King Charles ll of England banned coffee houses, suspecting they were places where people met to conspire against him. Women were not allowed access to coffee houses other than to serve men. 





TIP OF THE TIPS





As coffee houses mushroomed all over London, the word "TIPS" was coined in one of those coffee houses . It stands for "TO INSURE PROMPT SERVICE" usually written on coffee cups. Those desiring prompt service and better seating threw a coin into a cup.













MOCHA IS COFFEE

The world's oldest coffee is the Yemen Mocha, long and justly considered to be one of the world's greatest and uniquely delicious coffees. Coffee brewed from these beans offers a medium to full bodied experience, with strong acidity offset by crisp taste and  subtle hints of chocolate and exotic spices.  Mocha took its name from the ancient Yemeni Port of Mocha.

The term "Mocha" in relation to chocolate and coffee-chocolate blends is strictly as a result of European influence.













HEIL KAFFEE

Adolf Hitler received injections of glucose and caffeine to sustain his energy during his final days in WWll.












KAPE BARAKO

Is a varietal coffee from the provinces of Batangas and Cavite in the Philippines. Made from the rare species Coffea liberica, which accounts for less than 1% of commercially grown coffee. This type of coffee is known for its particularly strong taste,powerful flavor and a distinctly pungent aroma. 

A piece of warning, you will be spread with scantily clad photos of young men when googling kape barako.














AMERICANO are FOR PUSSIES

The term "Americano" derive its origin from WW2 when American GIs in Europe would pour hot water into an espresso to dilute the strong flavor.










Comments

  1. ...kape gikan sa bugas mais is good to alis all panuhot :-)

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  2. dili lang paresan ug kamote aron di mag utot utot!

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