COFFEE FACTS TO PERK YOU UP
- •After coffee beans are decaffeinated, coffee manufacturers sell the caffeine to soft drink makers and pharmaceutical companies.
- •The first webcam watched a coffee pot. It allowed researchers at Cambridge to monitor the coffee situation without leaving their desks.
- •Chock Full O'Nuts coffee does not contain nuts. It's named for a chain of nut stores the founder converted into coffee shops.
- •Starbucks is named for Captain Ahab’s first mate.
- •The founders had considered naming it Pequod's, after Ahab’s ship.
- •Brazil couldn't afford to send its athletes to the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles. So they loaded their ship with coffee and sold it along the way.
- •The average U.S. worker spends $1,092 on coffee each year.
- •In 1674, the "Women's Petition Against Coffee" said java was turning British men into "useless corpses" and proposed a ban for those under 60.