Surprising Facts About Coffee

Here are some Did you know facts about coffee:

1) Espresso means "pressed out" in Italian. This refers to the way espresso is made — forcing boiling water through pressed coffee grounds. And although espresso has more caffeine per volume than coffee, it would take three shots to equal the amount in a regular cup of joe.

2) You can overdose on coffee. Don't worry, you would need to drink about 30 cups in a very short period time to get close to a lethal dose of caffeine

3) Coffee drinkers tend to live longer. Research has linking moderate consumption (about three to four cups per day) with a longer life span, plus a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and Parkinson's, according to Harvard Health Publishing.

4) The largest cup of coffee ever filled a 9-foot tall cup. The 3,487-gallon serving earned a Guiness World Record in 2012.

5) Decaf does not mean caffeine-free. An eight-ounce brewed cup of decaf coffee actually contains two to 12 milligrams of caffeine, the Mayo Clinic states. In comparison, a regular cup of coffee supplies between 95 to 200 milligrams, while one can of cola has about 23 to 35 milligrams of caffeine.

6) The word "coffee" comes from the Arabic word for "wine." Qahwah later became kahveh in Turkish, and then koffie in Dutch, which is where we get the English word coffee.  So, it's not ironic that some people say, coffee first, wine later. 

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