ilCafféItaliano tells you 5 curiosity about coffee!
Sunday April 30th, 2017
Coffee appears to be the most popular drink in the world, obviously after water. Every day we consume about 1.6 billion cups of coffee! Including these compatible capsules Il Caffè Italiano!For our readers we can start with our 5 curiosity about coffee, hoping that while reading this article you are enjoying the aroma of our compatible capsules!1- The country where people consume more coffee is Finland, with 12 kg per year per capita. While the one where it consumes less is Puerto Rico, with 400 grams of coffee per person. Italy is only the twelfth place in the rankings, with 5.9 kg of coffee per capita. Stand out in order Switzerland, Canada, Denmark, Austria. The average world coffee consumption is 1.3 kg per person per year.2- A 2008 study at the Swedish University of Lund has shown that drinking coffee should reduce the risk of breast cancer, at least for women who have a relatively common variant of the gene CYP1A2, which helps metabolize estrogen and coffee. And in 2011, the Harvard School of Public Health reported a study of 48,000 men who drink six or more cups of coffee a day reduced by 60% the risk of prostate cancer. The latest news in order of time indicates the power of coffee as "antidepressant" again according to the Harvard School of Public Health, people who consume 2 to 4 cups of coffee a day have a 50% less chance of suicide than the other.3- Around the year 1000 some Arab traders brought from their travels in Africa Coffee beans from which they drew a stimulating drink for boiling they called qahwa ("exciting"). From here to the Turkish word "kahve" and the Italian "coffee" the step was short. But some say that the name actually comes from Caffa region of Ethiopia where it grows naturally. Coffee spread to Europe only in the seventeenth century with the provisional name of "wine of Arabia", thanks to the usual Venetian merchants, home to Istanbul (the capital of the Ottoman Empire). Branded by the Church as "devil's drink", for its exciting, was for years ("Turkish method", dissolved in water) a drink from taverns. At least until the dawn of the '700, when coffee shops became hangouts frequented by Enlightenment philosophers.4- Composer Johann Sebastian Bach liked the coffee so much to dedicate a song: the Kaffeekantate, performed in Leipzig, Germany, between 1732 and 1735.5- According to a study by the University of Queensland, published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14 cyclists who took the coffee an hour before a race gained 2% in terms of speed.