As college students, it’s a given that coffee is as necessary as oxygen to us. Whether it’s staying up late at night to finish homework, trying to stay awake for your 8 a.m. class or simply wanting something to sip on, coffee is the answer and we know it’s an addiction.
Have you ever really wondered what’s behind that addiction of yours? Here are a few facts about coffee that will make you appreciate it even more than you already do.
Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world (right after oil).
Whenever you’re feeling bad about having more cups of coffee than you have fingers to count, find solace in the fact that the rest of the world is just as addicted as you are.
Coffee beans are grown in tropic areas all around the world that altogether make “The Bean Belt.”
Even if you never have the chance to travel the world, your hug in a cup already has for you.
65 percent of the world’s coffee is drunk with milk, sugar, cream, butter (YES, BUTTER), etc.
The next time someone thinks they’re cooler for drinking their coffee black, you can go ahead and remind them no one does that anyway.
Coffee is a culture all on its own that warrants certain etiquette in different countries.
Did you know that you should never order coffee before or during your meals and that it’s rude to order espresso to-go in Italy? We’d be late to all of our classes if that were the case in America. Read about more coffee etiquette here.
125 million people depend on coffee for their living.
You’re helping people every day you consume coffee, so don’t let people tell you coffee is bad; coffee is good. So good.
Coffee is technically a fruit.
They’re only called coffee beans because of their appearance, but they really are fruit! See, you’re being so healthy.
According to science, the best time to drink coffee is between 10 a.m. and noon and 2-5 p.m.
Maximize your caffeine intake and drink that cup of joe during these times!