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October 31, 2013 · 5:33 am

Caffeine Trivia 10.27.13

Beethoven who was a coffee lover, was so particular about his coffee that he always counted 60 beans each cup when he prepared his brew.

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Caffeine Trivia 10.26.13

Coffee was brought into Costa Rica from Cuba by a Spanish traveller, Navarro, in 1779. Hence it is not their native plant.

Personal note: Who knew? Now they grow some of the best coffee beans (berries) in the world.  My last trip to Costa Rica I packed one suitcase with coffee beans to bring back to my friends as gifts!

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Caffeine Trivia 10.23.13

A coffee tree matures after about 5 years and yields about 1 pound of coffee beans per year on average.  Both Robusta and Arabica coffee trees may produce coffee crops for more than 25 years if they are well cared for.

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Caffeine Trivia 10.22.13

About 42 coffee beans are needed to make one shot of espresso, and about 4,000 coffee beans are found in one pound of roasted coffee. A 132-pound sack of coffee contains about 600,000 coffee beans.

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Caffeine Trivia 10.21.13

Special studies conducted about the human body revealed it will usually absorb up to about 300 milligrams of caffeine at a given time. About 4 normal cups. Additional amounts are just cast off, providing no further stimulation. Also, the human body dissipates 20% of the caffeine in the system each hour.

Personal note: To all my friends who marvel at my caffeine intake….see, after 4 cups it’s purely for the taste!

 

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Caffeine Trivia 10.20.13

Turkish bridegrooms were once required to make a promise during their wedding ceremonies to always provide their new wives with coffee. If they failed to do so, it was grounds for divorce!

Personal note: I say we adopt this requirement to today’s marriages!

 

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