Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages around the world. At least 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed on a daily basis clearly indicating its popularity. Coffee in case you didn’t know can be a great source of instant energy as it stimulates the body. It can even be a remedy for headache as many headache formulations contain anhydrous caffeine. But if you’re one of those coffee fans who have to have this caffeinated beverage every morning as part of your morning routine habits, then you should know these unexpected facts about this all-time popular drink:
1. There is no such thing as strong coffee
There is no sure way to definitively evaluate how strong coffee can actually be. With that being the case, you cannot exactly determine if your coffee is strong or just the same as usual. This is also due to the fact that various different parameters can only evaluate coffee.
2. How Coffee is produced
Harvesting 2 coffee trees can produce 2 lbs. of coffee. But, the coffee tree can only be harvested after it has grown for 3 years. Now that’s definitely something you didn’t know about coffee.
3. Interactions with Medications
People turn to OTC medication for pain and headaches. Some advocate consuming caffeine along with analgesics. Certain headache medications also contain caffeine. German research has found how the effects of caffeine, can enhance the efficiency of analgesics.
4. The Duration of the Effect
Drinking coffee in the morning say around 8 A.M. or 9 A.M., will have a lasting effect in your body till noon. By around 12P.M. or 1 P.M., 100 mg of coffee is still left in your system. In fact, drinking coffee after 3 P.M. can keep you fresh till night.
5. Ground Coffee Lives for 15 Minutes
After grinding fresh coffee beans, instead of leaving them as they are, use them to make a nice hot cup of coffee and drink it. Make the coffee and drink it within 15 minutes. If 15 minutes go by with the ground beans just sitting there, the taste and the flavor will be lost and it will be hardly distinguishable from other varieties of coffee.