Some interesting Coffee Facts You May Never Knew 你可能不知道的一些有趣的咖啡事实
If you’re a coffee drinker, you probably have a morning coffee routine down pat. Whether you rely on French press, cold brew, or a homemade traditional coffee, drinking a good cup of coffee is a common (satisfying) way to start the day. But even if you’re an avid coffee lover, you might not know some of these coffee facts—you never know when it will come in handy.

Overdose on Coffee

Studies have shown that you would need to consume over 70 cups of coffee to kill a 70kg person. The amount of caffeine from this can trigger heart palpitations and cardiac arrest. This would mean that you would need to drink about 3 cups of coffee every hour for 24 hours for it to be lethal.

More Caffeine from Drip Coffee than Espresso

You might think that because espresso is so concentrated, you’ll get more caffeine from it than from regular old drip coffee. But you’d be incorrect! One espresso shot has around 100 milligrams of caffeine, while a cup of drip coffee has around 128 milligrams of caffeine. If you really want to take things to the next level, add a shot of espresso to your drip coffee to make a red-eye drink.

Light Roast Coffee Caffeine VS Dark Roast

While we’re talking about caffeine myths, let’s debunk another common coffee misconception. You might think that bitter, dark coffee contains the most caffeine, but the opposite is true. Light roast coffee has more caffeine because it’s roasted for a shorter time.

Coffee is full of Antioxidants

If your coffee-loving parents instilled in you that coffee is good for you, they’re not wrong (unless you load it up with sugar, that is). Coffee’s powerful antioxidants can help protect your body from disease. “Coffee is surprisingly rich in antioxidants—naturally-occurring plant compounds that have been shown to help protect against several chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer,” Kelli McGrane, MS, RD, registered dietitian! Nutrition Consultant, had told “Eat This, Not That” previously. “Coffee is particularly rich in an antioxidant called chlorogenic acid, which has been linked with helping to reduce cholesterol, triglyceride, and blood sugar levels.”

Coffee was reportedly discovered by Goats

As goat herder in Ethiopia noticed his goats were more energetic after eating a certain type of berries. The goat herder took his findings to a monastery, and at some point after that, people started using the plant to make a drink.

There's a Car that runs on Coffee

Yes, really! The so-called “Car-puccino” is a 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco that was modified to run on leftover coffee grounds. At least it’s eco-friendly!