10 things you should know about coffee on International Coffee Day! Mashup

Crazy coffee lovers across the globe- today is your day! International coffee day is a festive occasion and a chance to celebrate the oh-so-important beverage that we take for granted every day. So grab a cup of coffee for yourself, sit back and allow yourself to be enlightened by these facts about coffee that we’ve gathered for you.

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1. Coffee is the world’s second most valuable traded commodity, just after petroleum! Well, this certainly sheds light on the importance of coffee.

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2. The name “Cappuccino” comes from the resemblance of the drink to the clothing of the Capuchin monks

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3. This one might come off as a surprise, but you don’t actually need coffee when you first wake up because at that time your body naturally produces a hormone called cortisol which makes you feel awake. Thus, coffee is most effective if consumed about an hour and a half after you wake up.

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4. If you haven’t grabbed a cup of coffee for yourself yet, this fact will make you go and get it right now! Here’s the wow factor: coffee helps you burn fat. Studies have shown that drinking caffeine can increase your metabolism rate by 11%. Got the coffee? Good

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5. Coffee is known as a source of energy, but it also enhances mental performances such as concentration and memory!

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6. The first webcam was created in Cambridge to check the status of a coffee pot. For the love of coffee!

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7. Coffee has various health benefits such as improved blood flow, reduced risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s and is even good for your liver. Drink up! Your coffee consumption is justified.

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8. Drinking 2 to 4 cups of coffee daily has been found to drop the risk of suicide by 50% compared to non-coffee drinkers.

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9. It has been estimated it would take 70 cups of coffee to kill a 154-pound (70 kg) person.

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10. The most expensive coffee in the world is made of poop. Yes, you read right. It is called Black Ivory and costs $50 per cup, and is made from elephant dung. Certainly intriguing!

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In conclusion, coffee is awesome. Life without coffee would be darkness and chaos.

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Kluchit Staff
Ramsha Khan


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