“A cup of gourmet coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent.” – Anonymous
Nothing beats meeting up with a close friend and re-connecting over a cup of coffee. There is just something special about the ceremony that goes along with coffee drinking – the sweet aroma and the warmth of the cup as you take in your first sip is a memory that lingers in your mind long after the moment is gone. Every day friends and loved ones across the world gather in coffee shops to participate in this ritual while they catch up on life. It is such a simple act but many meaningful conversations have taken place over a cup of joe.
At our Beach House, we are proud to introduce our very own exclusive signature coffee in collaboration with Paradise Coffee, a locally-based distributor.
The A&D signature coffee blend is available as beans or in ground form and can be purchased at Anchor & Den – check it out soon for your morning fix!
In the meantime, here we pay tribute to our love for coffee by sharing ten fun facts about java:
Coffee is actually a fruit! Coffee beans are actually the pits of berries.
Legend has it a 9th century Ethiopian goat herder discovered coffee by accident when he noticed how crazy the beans were making his goats.
Brazil is the world’s biggest producer of coffee by a wide margin, followed by Vietnam and Colombia.
Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth. Oil is the first. Clearly humanity has a thing for black drippy liquids.
It would take around 100 cups of coffee for a lethal dose of caffeine.
The best time to drink a cup of coffee to get your daily hit of caffeine is between 9.30am and 11.30am, according to neuroscientists.
New York drinks about 7 times as much coffee as the rest of the world.
Recent surveys have revealed that scientists are the heaviest coffee drinkers of all professions, closely followed by those who work in marketing and PR.
The drink “Americano” comes from when American GIs in WWII would order their espresso with water because it was too strong.
The term “cup of joe” comes from American servicemen (GI Joes) in WWII being seen as big coffee drinkers.