1) The lady whom could've had $2.900,000 from McDonald's, after they spilled hot coffee on her, only asked for $20,000 to cover her medical bills.
However, quite recently McDonald's were sued for millions after someone pointed out that there was no warning on their cups about their coffee being hot. That's why you now see 'Caution: hot' on every McDonald's cup, and probably every single cup from every single cafe you'll ever visit from now on.
2) Starbucks use circle-shaped tables in their cafes in the hope that people who sit on their own feel less lonely.
3) Coffee smells a lot nicer than it tastes, which is why you'll notice that most people who don't like the taste of coffee still love making it for others or sitting in a cafe because of the smell. The reason as to why it smells better than it tastes is because your saliva wipes out half of the flavour.
4) The official coffee taster for Costa has his tongue insured for £10,000,000.
5) Adding milk to coffee makes the caffeine weaker and have less of an effect. This is because the fat in the milk causes your body to absorb the caffeine more slowly.
6) On average, a person living in New York spends $1,092 on coffee, which is 7 times more than the rest of America. No wonder it's the city that never sleeps. Finland is said to be the most caffeinated place in the world, even though they don't produce any coffee beans. America as a whole actually comes 25th on the table of countries that drink the most coffee.
7) The most expensive coffee in the world is called 'Kopi Luwak', which costs over $600 per pound. It's made from the poop of a weasel-like animal in Asia. Their poop is used because the animal eats red coffee cherries that don't actually get fully digested.
8) According to historians, before 1000 CE, coffee wasn't consumed in liquid form, but it was chewed. African tribes would grind coffee berries together and roll them up with animal fat as a luxury.
9) The country that produces the most coffee is Brazil, producing over 40% of the world's coffee. All American states, apart from Hawaii, also produce coffee.
10) Coffee beans aren't actually beans. They're only called beans because of how much they look like beans. Coffee beans are actually a fruit, more specifically, a seed that's taken from berries.
Hope you enjoyed those cool facts about the drink most of us love so much! Next time you're having coffee with a friend, pull out one of these facts and impress them with your coffee knowledge. Hopefully, next week, I'll be publishing my third independent cafe review. See you then.