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- Coffee beans are the pit of a berry which makes them a fruit, a fruit noted for its antioxidants.
- Hippocrates said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." When we read this quote, we may think of broccoli and yogurt before we’d think of coffee?! But yes, due to its worldwide popularity, it just could be the largest source of antioxidants in the worldwide diet.
- All parts of the coffee fruit serve a purpose from the skin of the coffee used commercially in many cosmetics and antioxidant beverages to the grounds of the coffee, used as plant food for rosebushes and rhododendrons to name a few.
- Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world. The first is oil.
- And from our home town of Boston, in 1670, Dorothy Jones became the first licensed coffee trader in America.
- Teddy Roosevelt was perhaps the greatest American coffee drinker, consuming a gallon a day. And oh, how he would have enjoyed a freshly brewed cup of KonAroma!
According to Turkish law, a woman who does not get her daily quota of coffee from her husband has grounds for divorce.
Pope Clement VIII supposedly baptizes coffee, making it fit for Christians to drink, rather than condemning it as an infidel threat, as his advisers recommend.
While some claim that it has already come to Canada, Captain John Smith, founder of the colony of Virginia at Jamestown, is credited with introducing coffee to North America.
The first of many coffeehouses in England opens. Called “penny universities,” men gather to share news and gossip over one-cent cups of coffee. To be sure they’re waited on, patrons toss coins into boxes marked “To Insure Prompt Service”—the original “TIPS.”
Coffee begins to sober alcohol-soaked Europe, where beer has been the breakfast of choice.
The world’s first modern style greenhouse is built to protect a single delicate coffee plant given as a gift to Louis XIV of France. Lovingly tended, it becomes the parent stock of most of the coffee grown in Latin America today.