Since weird, random facts make me tick almost as loudly as coffee does, I was oh-so-glad to be directed to the Daily Shot of Coffee for this quotidian does of obscure nuggets about my morning (and afternoon…) drink of choice. Culled from the book, Uncommon Grounds: The History Of Coffee, here are ten amusing curiosities–for more on caffeine myths and facts as coffee pertains to health, see 7 Myths About Caffeine.
1. At one point, Brazil had such a coffee surplus that they tried to find other uses for it, including using it to make plastic.
2. The world record for most coffee consumption is 82 cups of coffee in 7 hours.