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Coffee Fact: Japan imports over 430,000 tonnes of coffee a year


In a country famous for its tea, the Japanese are increasingly turning to coffee as a quick-fix to help ease the daily grind.

 

Over 50 000 cans were used to build the Beer Can House


In 1968, John Milkovisch, a retired upholsterer for the Southern Pacific Railroad, started on the exterior of the Beer Can house, making a metal canopy that was adorned with strings of beer can tops, each piece glittering like garlands in the sunlight.

 

There are about 100 different strains of coffee, but we only drink two.


Yeah, you’ve read that right. 

 

All you need to know about the Coffee Belt


The Coffee Belt contains all of the regions that have the conditions needed for coffee growing.

 

Coffee’s magical powers were first realized through the majesty of crazy goats


ccording to legend, Ethiopian shepherds first realized the profound caffeinating effects of coffee when they noticed their goats started “dancing” after eating coffee berries.

 

Brandy can relieve respiratory issues, such as coughs or sore throats


Traditionally, brandy has been used as an effective means to relieve respiratory issues, such as coughs or sore throats. The strong alcoholic content can help eliminate bacteria and loosens up phlegm and mucus, thereby acting as a type of expectorant. The anti-inflammatory properties in brandy can also help soothe the irritation that causes coughing and sore throats.

 
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Nearly all juniper used in gin is picked wild


Nearly all juniper used in gin is picked wild. Almost none is cultivated.

 

Gin and tomato juice cured hangovers before Bloody Marys


Gin and tomato juice was all the rage as a hangover cure in New York City in 1928, years before the vodka-based Bloody Mary made its debut at the King Cole Room in the St. Regis Hotel.

 

The Martini glass only got its name in the 1990s


The Martini glass only got its name in the 1990s, when Martini-style cocktails became all the rage. Prior to that, it was called a cocktail glass. Just as long as no one calls it an Appletini glass!

 

Vodka goes bad when stored for longer periods of time


As opposed to popular belief, vodka does go bad if stored for longer periods of time. Ideally, vodka has to be consumed within 12 months of the manufacturing date!

 
 
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