COFFEE FACTS TO PERK YOU UP

  1. After coffee beans are decaffeinated, coffee manufacturers sell the caffeine to soft drink makers and pharmaceutical companies.
  2. The first webcam watched a coffee pot. It allowed researchers at Cambridge to monitor the coffee situation without leaving their desks.
  3. Chock Full O'Nuts coffee does not contain nuts. It's named for a chain of nut stores the founder converted into coffee shops.
  4. Starbucks is named for Captain Ahab’s first mate.
  5. The founders had considered naming it Pequod's, after Ahab’s ship.
  6. 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.
  7. The average U.S. worker spends $1,092 on coffee each year.
  8. 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.