I remember one Philippine tv commercial of a couple were the wife is about to serve breakfast to his husband and the husband will only request for a coffee and would say "Coffee na lang Dear"...
Most people can leave without breakfast but not without coffee (Including myself) I always take my daily coffee rituals very seriously, without it i can't start a good day at work. For those coffee lovers in the world, here's a trivia for you....
- The word coffee came from the meaning of the Arabic word gahwa, which means “wine” or as “excitement."
- Coffee is the third most popular drink in the world, next to water and tea.
- Coffee was a staple in ancient Arab times as well. So much so in fact that legal grounds for divorce was that the husband refused to make coffee for his wife.
- Japan ranks Number 3 in the world for coffee consumption.
- October 1st is the official Coffee Day in Japan.
- For reducing wrinkles and improving their skin, the Japanese have been known to bathe in coffee grounds fermented with pineapple pulp.
- Abraham Lincoln never had anything more than a cup of coffee for breakfast.
- Black Coffee with no sugar contains from no to very little calories.
- Coffee has been in use since about 900 A.D. It was first used as a stimulant, a wine, and as a medicine.
- In England in the 1600s, coffee was used for medicinal purposes. The sick would receive treatments of a blend of coffee, heated butter, honey, and oil.
- The “coffee break” in the American workplace came about during World War II. Employers found that their employees would work longer and harder if they were supplied with a coffee break during their shifts. U.S. studies shortly thereafter reported that 10,000 marriages a year were directly traceable to romances which began during these coffee breaks.
- Franciscan friars brought the first coffee seeds to the Philippines in 1749.