On a Saturday morning, or any morning for that matter, it’s not as if you need any more excuses to drink a coffee. But, if you do, make sure you use these as your inspiration.
Did you know that caffeine starts working really quickly.
It only takes ten minutes to start feeling the effects of caffeine after you take a sip of coffee, so drink up.
Did you know that the first webcam in the world was made for coffee.
In 1991, a group of Cambridge University scientists set a camera on their work building’s coffee pot, streaming the footage live on the web so that they would be able to see if the pot was empty or not, saving themselves the disappointment of a coffee-less trip. The picture above is the actually from that first camera.
Did you know that coffee is good for your liver.
People who drink four cups of coffee a day are 80% less likely to develop cirrhosis, a condition that develops from several diseases affecting the liver. Although we don’t recommend that much caffeine in your daily diet.
Did you know that drinking coffee can help you burn fat.
Studies have shown that drinking caffeine can increase your metabolism 3 to 11%. It’s one of the few chemicals that can actually help with fat burning, so you might as well drink up!
Did you know that coffee houses were banned in England under King Charles II
Okay, kind of. In 1675 King Charles II banned coffee shops because he thought that people were meeting in them to conspire against him.Here at Ferguson Plarre we know they were just indulging in the greatest food and beverage combination known to man and womankind….coffee and cake!
Coffee contains important nutrients you need to survive.
A single cup of coffee contains 11% of the daily recommended amount of Riboflavin (vitamin B2), 6% of Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5), 3% of Manganese and Potassium, and 2% of Niacin and Magnesium. And when you add a Ferguson Plarre cupcake to the mix you’ll get 90% of your recommended daily intake of happy!
Caffeine improves your performance when working out.
Caffeine increases your levels of adrenaline, and releases fatty acids from fat tissues, leading to a better physical performance by those who consume caffeine before working out.
Caffeine is actually made of crystals
The buzz you feel after drinking coffee is actually from ingesting tiny 0.0016-inch crystals of caffeine.
Coffee’s magical powers were first realized through the majesty of crazy goats
According to legend, Ethiopian shepherds first realized the profound caffeinating effects of coffee when they noticed their goats started “dancing” after eating coffee berries.
Black Ivory coffee is the most expensive coffee on Earth – It’s made from poop.
The most expensive coffee in the world is made from elephant dung, and it’s called Black Ivory coffee. It costs $50 per cup. Luwak, aka civet, coffee is made by feeding coffee beans to mongoose and then using its faeces. It costs $160 per pound.