22 facts about the world’s most important beverage

1. Legend has it a 9th-century Ethiopian goat herder discovered coffee by accident when he noticed how crazy the beans were making his goats.

2. New Yorkers drink almost 7 times more coffee than other cities in the US…

7. Espresso is regulated by the Italian government because it is considered an essential part of their daily life…

12. Johan Sebastian Bach wrote an opera about a woman who was addicted to coffee.

13. We’re not going to tell you how, but there is a way to brew coffee with marijuana in it and it is described as producing a “dreamy” kind of coffee buzz…

16. In the 1600s there was a controversy over whether or not Catholics could drink coffee, luckily Pope Clement VIII said it was okay.

In some circles – silly people concerned with truth and justice – Clement VIII is better remembered for trying the philosopher Giordano Bruno for heresy and having him burned at the stake.

RTFA for more jolly tidbits about coffee.

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