Coffee Trivia 41-60

41. Citrus has been added to coffee for several hundred years.

42. The Europeans first added chocolate to their coffee in the 1600’s.

43. Frederick the great had his coffee made with champagne and a bit of mustard.

44. In the year 1809, Meslitta Bentz made a filter out of her son’s notebook paper, thus inventing the world’s first drip coffee maker.

45. Our sense of smell, more than any of our other senses, makes our final judgement on coffee.

46. Coffee, along with beer and peanut butter, is on the national list of the „ten most recognizable odors.”

47. Coffee lends its popularity to the fact that just about all flavors mix well with it.

48. Nomadic tribes preserved the coffee cherries to transport them long distances.

49. A four verse poem to coffee was written in Mecca in 1511. It was one of the first.

50. It was the early 1400’s, and with alcohol forbidden by the Koran, coffee soon became the replacement beverage.

51. Finely grinding coffee beans and boiling them in water is still known as „Turkish Coffee.” It is still made this way today in Turkey and Greece or anywhere else Turkish Coffee is served.

52. In the 14th century, the Arabs started to cultivate coffee plants. The first commercially grown and harvested coffee originated in the Arabian Peninsula near the port of Mocha.

53. In 1554 in Constantinople, two coffeehouses opened. They did very well. Soon there were many.

54. By 1600 A.D., coffee drinking had come to the Orient. It soon became very popular.

55. The Venetians first introduced coffee to Europe in 1615.

56. Lloyd’s of London began as Edward Lloyd’s coffeehouse.

57. It was during the 1600’s that the first coffee mill made its debut in London.

58. In 1670, Dorothy Jones of Boston was granted a license to sell coffee, and so became the first American coffee trader.

59. William Penn purchased a pound of coffee in New York in 1683 for $4.68.

60. Adding sugar to coffee is believed to have started in 1715, in the court of King Louis XIV, the French monarch.


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