Coffee, sweet nectar of the Gods. Always so delicious, so empowering, and once illegal?I'll be telling you some incredible things you never knew about that morning cup of coffee. Like for example, how in it became outlawed in England. when King Charles the second became worried that coffee shops were where people were conspiring against him. In addition to royal paranoia, the brew that we all love has a huge number of amazing facts that you need to hear to believe. Add cream and sugar if needed because today's Facts in Five is all about Coffee. So, what is coffee? Now this might seem like an obvious question,but the real answer is going to surprise you. Of course, it's a hot beverage made from brewing roasted and ground beans, but did you …show more content…
It's actually the second most valuable commodity traded by developing countries, second only to petroleum. So, who discovered coffee? Well, it's believed that coffee originated in Ethiopia as far back as the tenth century, but the first evidence of drinking it was in the Sufi Monasteries of Yemen in the century. The effects of coffee were discovered when farmers found their goats eating the berries of the coffee plant and then found them acting crazed as they started running around and dancing. Does anyone else want to see a bunch of baby goats jumping and dancing around or is that just me? Now, instant coffee was invented in by a Belgian man named George Washington, not the president, who was living in Guatemala, but that's not the only great invention involving coffee. In at Cambridge University, a small group of scientists fed up with always finding the coffee pot empty, set up a camera pointed straight at the break-room coffee machine. They streamed the footage live on the web so that they could see before standing up if there was any brew left. That's right. The first webcam ever made was for coffee. Where does coffee come from? Needing specific conditions to survive, all coffee is grown along the strip of the earth called the coffee belt. This tropic area delivers lots of sunshine and heat to the coffee plants. Exported from these areas, coffee is sent all over the world and often in ridiculously large quantities. For instance, did you
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Journal #1. Page 19- “Since beer was a gift from the gods, it was also the logical thing to present as a religious offering.” Response - Beer was used in ceremonies such as religious, agricultural, funerals, etc. The religious meaning of beer has a longer timeline than the Sumerians and the Egyptians.
However, the argument placed much emphasis in the hands of an object as simple as coffee. In the contemporary world, people employ coffee as a stimulant, particularly in the morning to wake up individuals that are tired or struggling throughout the day, however, the stimulant does not trigger the intellect of individuals. The numerous people that were featured in the essay were significant since they demonstrated the ability to identify and solve a problem that was set by society. The primary reason for their success was due to the change in the times and the introduction of caffeine products and coffee, which substituted alcohol that was a popular
Coffee was the drink of the Enlightenment period, giving clarity of mind to many leading to novel concepts and revolutionary ideas such as the Scientific Method and many other political, social, and scientific topics. Tea aided in leading to the Industrial Revolution and broke the boundaries of social hierarchy because it was a drink that everyone had, from the highest monarch to the common laborer. Coca-Cola contributed to the beginning of America’s own “Industrial Revolution” in a way from its need for large production and marketing, and became a uniting force of America’s values and a symbol of patriotism. The future of the world is represented by water, which is the most
Millions of people begin each day with a cup of coffee. They likely believe that they prepare the drink by brewing grounded coffee beans in water. However, that is not completely accurate; the term coffee bean is a misnomer. The grounded substance was a seed, not a legume.
In the story drinking coffee elsewhere the author ZZ Packner allows the reader to believe that the main character is trying to understand her sexual and racial identity but in reality the story is not about race or sexual preference, passably as metaphors for the actual problem of conceiving an authentic self. The author allows the reader to believe that Dina is exploring her sexuality as a way to transition into fitting into a group but in actuality it is a coping mechanism. Dina uses this strategy of pretending to deflect her real issue with finding her identity and where she belongs in this world. Dina is not at all gay but by the author labeling her as that she is able to metaphorical show that Dina being gay allows her to focus on being apart of something she knows so well.
In John Standage’s book, A History of the World in Six Glasses, the history of the world is told through the history of six beverages; beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and Coca Cola. The effect that each has had on the world is profound and immeasurable, however, of the six beverages, I have found that coffee has played the largest and most significant role in world history. One way that coffee affected world history is that establishments that served coffee created a social venue for members of the community to bond over various topics. Standage wrote that coffeehouses were hotspots for “gossip, rumor, political debate, and satirical discussion.”, similar to what they are in the present day. These topics led to Kha’ir Beg, ruler of Egypt, as well as his superiors worrying about coffeehouses being a popular meeting place for those wishing to overthrow the government.
Throughout the 1910-1930s, video cameras were first used and manufactured. John Logie Baird first invented the video camera and used it for experimental broadcasting. HISTORY OF VIDEO CAMERAS… MODERN USE OF CCTV… In his story, the main character would have been able to keep an eye on his frog while he was hunting for another one for the stranger. The video camera could have been used for Jim to study his frog and to keep an eye on things so he was sure no one bothered his frog.
“Drinking Coffee Elsewhere” by ZZ Packer follows the story of Dina, a young black girl from Baltimore, as she copes with life studying at Yale (117-119). Throughout the story, Dina seems to be a fiercely and independent character that likes to be on her own and away from society. She always speaks her mind, regardless of the consequences, but her independence destroys her because of her lack of introspection. This helps her to give up things that will help her get out of her individualism. Due to this, she pushes away the only friend she has because of her inability to understand herself, and her toxic personality.
While coffee faced many objections, no one was able to stop its reign and popularity growth through the western world. Not King Charles II (who believed conspirators and traitors gathered in coffeehouses). Not the people who were prejudice to Arabic people (who feared coffee due to its close association with Arabians), Or even the Great Fire of London (which burned down most coffeehouses in London in
In the Sixties sexism was a widely accepted part of society but not in modern times. Commercials still stereotype women today but not nearly as much as in the Sixties. In the 1960’s Folgers Coffee commercial, the husband’s attitude towards the wife, Papa Eddie’s interaction with the woman, and the woman’s reaction to the men reveal the sexist attitudes of the time period. The husband’s attitude towards the wife gives an example of how women were perceived at the time.
Caffeine is a chemical found naturally in few plants all over the world. From these plants it is processed into its pure form and then put into other things such as soda, energy drinks, tea, and pills. Energy drinks and soda are some of the most widely marketed products in the world, even though they contain the highest concentration of caffeine outside of pure caffeine supplements. It is a stimulant that affects everyone in strange but semi predictable ways. Research has been done on this topic since the 1920’s and many different conclusions have been reached.
Coffee is a drink made from roasted beans, which are seeds of a cherry-like tree. III. In researching this topic, I have discovered how diverse coffee and its history is. IV. Tonight I will present the history of coffee, the health benefits and risks of drinking coffee, and three common types of coffee drinks.
Winter was just around the corner. It was my first time in the biggest coffee shop in town. I could see the cheerful and brilliant lighting of the shop as I walked across the vast parking lot. There were tables outside the shop each with a brown vintage style umbrella. This particular coffee shop is not a cafe, it’s a coffee shop literally.