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17 Surprising Coffee Facts That Will Perk Up Your Day

Drink three cups a day and you could live longer. 🙌 You pour it without thinking (or more likely to help you start thinking) but there's a fascinating backstory behind your morning cup of coffee. Here's what goes into each cup of brewed beans — err, seeds. 1. The drink dates back to 800 A.D. Legend has it that 9th-century goat herders noticed the effect caffeine had on their goats, who appeared to "dance" after eating the fruit of the Coffea plant. A local monk then made a drink with the produce and found that it kept him awake at night, thus the original cup of coffee was born. 2. Coffee beans are technically seeds. They're the pits of the...

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