Here are a few fun facts about Coffee. Sense I’m getting into the Coffee business, I figured, why not learn more and more about Coffee. Why not? Here are some fun facts to enjoy.
Coffee was originally eaten. African tribes mixed Coffee Berries with fat, which in turn made edible energy balls.
All Coffee in the world is grown in what’s known as the “Bean Belt.” It stretches between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Hawaii is the only state in the US that grows this remarkable bean.
In 1675, the King of England banned Coffee Houses, claiming that they were places where people met to conspire against him.
70% of the world consumes Arabica Coffee, which is a mild and aromatic Coffee. The other 30% of Coffee drinkers, drink Robusta, which is more bitter, but has half again (50% more) as much caffeine.
Coffee grows on Trees, which can grow up to 30 feet tall. Farmers find them difficult to harvest though at that height, instead, they cultivate the Trees to grow at around 10 feet instead.
The Bean is actually a Seed inside a bright red berry.
Coffee is the second most traded Commodity in the world. Second only to Oil.
It’s also the most drank liquid on the planet. Second only to water.
There you have it. Some fun facts about Coffee. Maybe there is something in there that you didn’t know? What’s your favorite kind of Coffee? Do you like it straight or do you perhaps like a Cappuccino style?
Is it just me, or is there something about Sugarcane that makes you drowsy? Today is my 30th Birthday. I spent the most of yesterday and today traveling and learning about Sugarcane.
What was the topic? Weed control, of all things. The ironic thing? Sugarcane is actually a very tall grass, and the most common form of weed control when it comes to Sugarcane? Grass. Why is this ironic?
Supposedly, the absolute best way to manage weeds in your Sugarcane patch is, get this, digging it out by hand. Gasp. There are other options of course, but seriously? I could have told you that. And I’m not a Gardener.
So, how was my weekend? For starters, I had a headache yesterday. I think it was Sinus Congestion related, so we picked up some cold medicine. Why? Cold medicine is good for relieving congestion. Now, if only that would work on traffic congestion?
Needless to say, the cold medicine didn’t work, so I had a headache most of the day and had to sleep it off. Next time, I’m getting the Allergy/Sinus pills and taking some headache pills.
I thought about taking my camera, but there wasn’t really much to take pictures of. Nothing worth while anyway. There was one building that would have been worth the effort, but alas, no camera.
So, between driving to the Sugarcane, loading it up, and driving back from the Sugarcane, it’s been a pretty taxing trip. Enjoyable, despite the headache, but taxing. I was really tired last night, not sure I even slept. Not doing much today has made it another tiring day.
I did however learn about something that I’m going to do a bit more research on. A religion called Santeria, that actually still practices animal sacrifices today. They do mention though, that 99% of the animals they sacrifice, end up eaten. The other thing that I learned about? Tiger Lizards. Those things are ferocious and strong for their size. Both worth looking into.
Being my birthday, we stopped at Outback Steakhouse on the way home. I had the No Rules Parmesan pasta with Grilled Shrimp and Scallops. It was pretty good, especially the shrimp.
It’s great to be back home though. Let’s see how tonight’s sleep goes. That was my weekend in a nutshell. How was yours?