- Any of various tropical African shrubs or trees of the genus Coffea, especially C. arabica, widely cultivated in the tropics for their seeds that are dried, roasted, and ground to prepare a stimulating aromatic drink.
- The beanlike seeds of this plant, enclosed within a pulpy fruit.
- The beverage prepared from the seeds of this plant.
- A moderate brown to dark brown or dark grayish brown.
- An informal social gathering at which coffee and other refreshments are served.
Today I thought we would do some random interesting coffee facts:
If you do a mixture of coffee ground and sugar and place it along the base of your garden plants, it will repel snails and slugs.
Brazil, in 2001, produced a coffee scented postage stamp. The smell lasts 3- 5 years
Some of the French and American Revolutions were planned in coffee houses.
A coffee tree has a lifespan of 50-70 years. It can flower up to 8 times a year, depending on rainfall.
Coffee increases in volume 18.6% during roasting.
Where did the word coffee originate? Here are a few possiblities….
Kaffa? A province in Ethiopia where it was first discovered.
Kaaba? The holy building in Mecca.
Kavus Kai? A Persian king who was able to defy gravity and levitate by drinking coffee.
Kahwe? Meaning roasted in Turkish.
Cahouah? A hunger curing drink in Arabic.
Cohuet? Meaning strength or vigour in Arabic.
Until next time keep your coffee warm……