Thursday, July 18, 2013

What We Learned About Today: Coffee!

© Holly DeWolf- Coffee is not the answer, it's the solution! 

We learned about Coffee today! 

Instant human-just add coffee! The girls voted that we learn about something that I love today. Yes coffee, that best friend of mine. I do love the smell of Sumatra in the morning! I like it strong, like diabolical kind of strong! As they say, insomnia builds character! I'd stop drinking coffee, but I'm no quitter.

Speaking of coffee humour- watch Comedians in cars getting coffee! 

Favourite Coffee Quote: 

"You know, I'm not sure what exactly it is that caffeine does for you, but I'm pretty sure without it your head caves in." -Dave Foley, NewRadio

Coffee Facts & Tid-Bits: 

Caffeine is trimethylxanthine or C8H10N4O2! 
• It's been waking us up for centuries! 
• Coffee is an an addictive stimulant operating similar to amphetaminescocaine and heroin. The good news is caffeine is much milder than those drugs and legal! 
• It's discovery- It all began with a goat! It's said that Kaldi, an Ethiopi­an goat herder, noticed his goats acting very frisky after eating a certain berry shrub. He took some of the shrub's berries for himself, felt the jolt and this secured coffee's future.  
• Originally coffee was a food and not a drink! 
• The most expensive coffee- civet coffee, refers to the beans of coffee berries once they have been eaten and excreted by the Asian Palm Civet. Pretty gross and I cannot say I'll be trying that EVER! 
• '90's coffee culture still lives on today! It's not just coffee, it's an experience!  
• Arabs closely guarded the coffee plants until the 1600's, and no fertile seeds were found outside Arabia with the exception of the other place where coffee grew naturally, Africa.
• Coffee crossed the Atlantic around 1727. 
• The higher up from sea level coffee is grown the better quality. That explains why Jamaican Blue Mountain is so expensive. 
• Coffee is grown in some very weather volatile places. When natural disaster hit, it can drive the prices up. 
• 300 milligrams (about two cups of coffee) the upper limit of a moderate daily dose. 
• Caffeine is a natural component of chocolate, coffee and tea, and is added to colas and energy drinks.
• According to a 2010 BusinessWeek report, Scandinavian nations such as Finland consume more caffeine per capita than other countries!
• Coffee grows best around in Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer, also known as the Bean Belt.
• There are two types of coffee: Robusta and Arabica. 
• Best name for a coffee shop on TV: Cafe Nervosa from Frasier. Here are some more: Famous Coffee Shops From Your Fave TV Series! 
• Best coffee monologue is from Gilmore Girls!  

© Hannah DeWolf- Nutty For Coffee! 

© Reagen DeWolf- Dive Into Coffee! 

Behind every successful illustrator is a substantial amount of coffee.

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