The Untold Myths about Coffee - You Need to Know!

Coffee | Myths | 05th November 2021 | Virtual Wire

 

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In our daily life, we drink coffee as an energy booster. But Americans are obsessed with coffee. 85% of Americans drink at least a cup of coffee every day.

The consumers of coffee are mostly college students; in fact, it is their best friend. According to the National coffee association, 50 %of coffee consumers in America are between 18 to 25, mostly college students. Being a coffee lover, you might think that you know every tidbit about coffee, but still, there are some myths about coffee you did not know. Let's discover the absolute truths behind these myths related to coffee.



The Discoverer of Coffee - A Goat

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You drink coffee almost every day, but did you ever think about how this fantastic drink was discovered? How did it come to you? You might think that some natives would have found it, but, No! The first mammals to taste it were not humans but goats.


According to the most famous legends, an Ethiopian herder, Kaldi, discovered that his goats become more energetic when they eat coffee beans. He reported this to local monks. The monks then submitted the query to the monastery, and then from there, it reached Arabia, which is the land of coffee. Almost in the mid-1600s, it got the USA.



The best time to drink coffee

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Most of us are habitual to drinking coffee in the morning, as it boosts our energy and gives us an energetic start. The caffeine in the coffee is responsible for a quick start. Caffeine increases the dopamine level. But according to recent studies, the best time to drink coffee is a bit late in the morning. Cortisol is a hormone in the human body that keeps us alert.


It is at its peak in the morning. That means you're naturally alert around 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. If you want to benefit most from coffee, you should drink it a bit late in the morning when the cortisol level decreases, and you need some energy boosters. The best time is between 9:30 to 11:30; when the cortisol levels fall, the coffee will make you alert again, and you can focus more on your work in this way.



Coffee as a source of antioxidants

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Antioxidants keep us healthy and help us fight different diseases. In addition to caffeine, coffee contains particular kinds of antioxidants that are not even fruits. It is a rich source of antioxidants. Now we cannot say that it can act as a substitute to the fruits. Both fruits and coffee have different types of antioxidants that are equally important to our bodies. So, when consuming coffee, remember that it is healthy and helps you fight other diseases.



Coffee causes anxiety

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We might not be so tight to the coffee because it may have unhealthy effects on our health. The studies show that coffee can cause anxiety or increase anxiety at the existing anxiety levels. The extremely high consumption of coffee, around 4 to 6 cups, can induce anxiety, panic attacks, and even restlessness.


A cup of coffee has an effect on the body for about 4 to 6 hours. And if you drink an 8 oz cup of coffee in the afternoon, it can affect your sleep and cause sleepless nights, eventually leading to restlessness.



Coffee from the poop - worth 1000 $

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Yes, you read it right! Coffee from the poop. This coffee is prepared in Thailand from Black Ivory Coffee. These coffee beans are unique because elephants have digested them. And then, these digested beans are released out of the body in the poop. The question arises here, why would one drink a coffee from the poop?


This is because the digestion process inside the elephant's body also digests the bitter part of the coffee. It ferments the coffee beans for the perfect brewing process that helps the fruit from the pulp to get into the bean. Another fantastic fact is that it is the most expensive coffee globally, worth 1000 $, and that's pretty expensive.



Coffee makes you an addict.

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Does coffee make you an addict? No! It does not. You are not consuming drugs whose level you have to increase day by day. The continuous consumption of caffeine in the coffee can make you used to it. And the heavy coffee drinkers might feel a bit restless and dizzy when not drinking coffee. But this is just temporary, and these symptoms vanish in a few days. So, don't worry about it.



The largest cup of coffee - 4000 gallons

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What do you think, how much coffee can the largest coffee cup have? To your surprise, it can contain up to 4000 gallons of coffee. Yes! It is enormous. In 2014, in South Korea, Caffe Bene at the global roasting plant in Yangju, Gyeonggi Province, made a giant coffee mug that can hold about 4000 gallons of coffee with a height of ten feet ten inches. This coffee mug has a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.


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