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Coffee: The bean with the boost

A caffeine hit can improve your love life if your libido?s flagging, says a study.

india Updated: May 05, 2006 19:34 IST
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When coffee reached the Christian World, priests believed that it was the drink of the devil and if a Christian drank this brew they would risk eternal damnation.

The most expensive coffee on earth ($300 $600 a pound), called kopi luwak, is made from beans passed through the digestive system of a civet.

Both the American Revolution and French Revolution were ‘born’ in coffee houses.

A caffeine hit can improve your love life if your libido’s flagging, try a quick shot of espresso.

Research shows a daily cup of coffee boosts blood circulation to vital areas.

Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer, with over 3. 9 billion coffee trees, responsible for 30 to 40 per cent of total world output.

A cup of drip-brewed coffee has about 115 milligrams of caffeine, which is more than that of an espresso (and percolated coffee), which has about 80mg, and instant coffee has about 65mg of caffeine.

Coffee is the seed of a cherry from the tree genus Coffea.

The tree yields about a kilogramme of coffee per year.

Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other pain killers found in some medicines.

First Published: May 05, 2006 19:34 IST