Some of the most mind-blowing facts about coffee

Coffee doesn’t stimulate you throughout the day as your body naturally produces a hormone called cortisol that keeps you alert and awake. That is released according to your circadian rhythm, which in turn is dictated by the time of the day. So drinking coffee as soon you wake up is not really going to help you as the cortisol released is highest at that time. Rather it is best to wait till 9 30 AM to have your first cup of joe.

Coffee was banned in Mecca in 1511 as it was believed to stimulate radical thoughts among the consumers. Using the same reasoning, in 1675 King Charles II of England banned coffee shops because he thought that that is the place where people would meeting in order to hatch a conspiracy against him.

The first webcam ever made was used to monitor a coffee pot. It allowed researchers at Cambridge to check on the coffee situation without leaving their desks.

After coffee beans are decaffeinated, coffee manufacturers sell the caffeine to soft drink makers, such as Coca Cola or Dr. Peppers, and pharmaceutical companies.

There used to be a custom in Turkey that if a husband did not make coffee for his wife , she can then legally divorce the spouse.

It would take around 100 cups of coffee for a lethal dose of caffeine. Having that much caffeine in your system could lead to a heart attack or seizure.

The word “coffee” comes from the Arabic “qahhwat al-bun,” meaning “wine of the bean.”

Coffee was first consumed not in form of a drink, but rather in form of balls . The coffee beans were combined with fat to make ‘energy balls’ which were munched on for a caffeine boost.