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Monday, March 05, 2007

Monday Facts...

















Last week, the facts were about potatoes. In keeping with the food theme, here are some more food facts:

The steam rising from a cup of coffee contains the same amount of antioxidants as three oranges.
Too much coffee can kill you. A lethal dose of caffeine for the average adult is somewhere around 10 grams, or the equivalent of drinking between 50 and 200 cups of coffee in rapid succession.
Caphe Cut Chon (Vietnamese for "fox dung coffee") is made from beans that have passed through the digestive system of a civet cat. With its long sensitive snout, this finicky eater sniffs out the ripest coffee beans. Only the hardiest survive the digestive process intact and, according to aficionados, when brewed exhibit notes of wine, blueberries, caramel, and chocolate.

This coffee is also one of the most expensive in the world - it goes for $160/lb. If you would like to buy a smaller sampler pack (or an entire pound), check out the order page on AnimalCoffee.com.

For a review of what to expect when you drink it, check out this post on the Life After Coffee blog.

From "That's a Fact, Jack" by Harry Bright and Jakob Anser.


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4 Comments:

Blogger NerdMom said...

50-200 cups? While I probably won't be drinking 50 cups of coffee at once any time soon, isn't that a little imprecise?

March 05, 2007 10:49 AM

 
Blogger Bob Chambless said...

Meoow... Nice graphic, Pat. I think it's java time.

March 05, 2007 12:39 PM

 
Blogger Sara Edwards said...

From the review: "There is a pleasant earthy flavor I cannot quite place."

Hmmm... Could it be... poop?! :) While the coffee actually sounds like it would be good, I don't think I could ever get past how the coffee is "processed"! Blech!!!

Also, couldn't drinking 200 cups of water in rapid succession kill you?

March 05, 2007 1:59 PM

 
Blogger Pat Callahan said...

On the 50-100 cups... I'm pretty sure you drink enough of anything, it'll kill ya.

On the "processing" of the cat coffee... "hints of caramel?" What was he smoking?

March 05, 2007 3:51 PM

 

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