Historical records show coffee consumption became popular in 9th century Ethiopia, where the beans were discovered in the country’s highlands.
It may surprise you to know that our daily fuel has some other interesting, yet controversial, applications. Read on:
— Coffee as a cure for baldness! If baldness is on your horizon, coffee may be your answer. Researchers at University of Jena in Germany suggest you would need up to 60 cups a day to see any results. According to news reports about the study, “the researchers hope their findings can lead to a caffeine solution that be rubbed on the scalp.” If you’re really interested, you can read the entire study at The International Journal of Dermatology.
— Coffee to cure cellulite! Don’t get your hopes up too high, but Australian lingerie company Palmers launched the “Slim Fit 20” SkinKiss Revolutionary Caffeine Slimming Tights complete with microencapsulated beads of caffeine activated by body heat (backed by scientific data, of course). Around $50 US for 3 pair from http://www.tightsplease.co.uk. This hot product is supposed to boost metabolism and fat burning. Worth a shot?
— 3.1 cups a day! That’s what the average American coffee drinker consumes. And that’s a sure-fire cure for morning crankiness.