Fun Coffee Facts That May Help You Win Your Next Trivia Game

By Timothy S. Collins

The brain, like any other organ, needs the right balance of stimulation and nutrients to function well. It is very important to encourage good blood flow to the brain and mental activity helps to do this. Drinking coffee increases cognitive functions, physical stamina, wakefulness and can offer health benefits. For this reason, coffee is a popular beverage when playing trivia.

Trivia games have changed much over the years and there are now websites entirely dedicated to creating and dispersing trivia games of all sorts and levels of difficulty. "Trivia Nights" are very popular at many restaurants, cafés, bars and other public establishments. They draw loyal traffic every week and feature professional trivia organizers who provide a combination of gaming challenge and entertainment. There are prizes awarded at such events and they are part of the reason why people come to "Trivia Nights." However, most people attend simply because it is a fun thing to do.

So, why do we love trivia so much? It obviously varies from one person to the next but it may be because we like to test ourselves. We like to win. We seek fun activities. Or because we want to learn more about something and trivia games are a good way to check "recall." Testing your mental powers is a good thing for the brain.

Following are some coffee facts to remember for your next trivia event. Who knows? They may help you win the game!

  • "Qahwah" is the name given to coffee in Arabic but the term actually means "wine."
  • The term "coffee" is derived from the Turkish word "kahve."
  • The first Espresso machine was invented in France in 1822.
  • Italians drink their Espresso with sugar but Germans and Swiss prefer it with equal parts of hot chocolate.
  • Mexicans like cinnamon with their Espresso but Belgians prefer it with chocolate.
  • Ethiopians drink their coffee with a pinch of salt and Moroccans add peppercorns.
  • Both the American Revolution and the French Revolution were born in coffee houses.
  • Regular coffee drinkers have a much lower rate of asthma.
  • Robusta has twice as much caffeine as Arabica.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach wrote a "Coffee Cantata" in 1732.
  • Coffee beans mixed with other ingredients are eaten in many parts of Africa.
  • Coffee is the world's second most valuable commodity after petroleum.
  • All commercial coffee is grown within 1,000 miles of the Equator.
  • The highest Internet Café in the world is at the Mount Everest base camp.
  • Bill Cosby said " everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries..."
  • Brazil has more than 3 billion coffee plants.
  • It takes between 35 - 45 beans to make an espresso.
  • Finland has the highest per capita coffee consumption in Europe, closely followed by Denmark and Sweden.
  • The first coffee in Europe was sold by chemists or pharmacists in 1615 where it was known as Arabian wine.
  • Coffee is the most popular drink worldwide with over 400 billion cups consumed each year.
  • The coffee filter was invented by Melitta Bentz, a housewife from Dresden, Germany, and was patented in 1908.
  • The coffee plant actually originates from Ethiopia.

So, what about a delicious cup of specialty Chocolate Cinnamon Hazelnut flavored gourmet coffee?

Timothy S. Collins
Article by Timothy S. Collins
Timothy ("Tim") S. Collins, the author, is called by those who know him "The Gourmet Coffee Guy." He is an expert in article writing who has done extensive research online and offline in his area of expertise, coffee marketing, as well as in other areas of personal and professional interest. Come visit the author's website:

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