For many of us, mornings would not be the same without a cup of coffee. Some see coffee as the drink that puts the world in motion, the drink that fuels millions of people with the energy needed during a hard day of work. Others see it as a fad, an innocent pleasure. But coffee has many other utilities besides the one everyone knows. Let’s check them out.
1. Few “did you know?” facts
First of all, coffee was discovered by accident. A shepherd noticed that his goats are more restless after eating coffee beans. He took the berries, boiled them and drank the liquor. He stayed up almost the entire night and this is how the coffee that we know today was discovered.
Coffee is among the most sold consumer goods worldwide. It ranks second only to fuel.
Almost half the coffee sold today in the world is produced in South Africa, Brazil, and Colombia.
2. Coffee keeps insects away
Have you ever had troubles with mosquitoes, flies and other insects? Worry no more. Rather than using chemical sprays, just sprinkle coffee grounds around your courtyard or patio and insects will keep the distance.
3. Burned pans and pots? No problem!
It happens that after you cook a delicious steak the frying pan gets all burned, greasy and difficult to clean. Well, all you need to do is to put some detergent and coffee grounds on the sponge. As a result, the pots will clean much easier.
4. Get rid of dark circles around your eyes
Besides the 8 hours of sleep you should get every night, you can add some coffee grounds in the area under the eyes. Keep it for 10-15 minutes and it will improve the dark circles!
5. It is healthy for your diet
Black simple coffee, without milk, sugar or other sweeteners contains no calories. It is good if you try losing weight because it gives you energy without adding extra pounds.
6. Coffee improves memory
A cup of coffee consumed before starting to learn or read, it helps to have a good long-term memory.
7. Coffee eliminates odors
Dispose of unwanted odors is another good use for the coffee. No matter if we talk about your fridge, your wardrobe or your car, a small bag of coffee beans can help you get rid of unpleasant smells.
8. Make scratched furniture look like new
If you have few scratches on your furniture you can make them disappear. Mix a few tablespoons of ground coffee with water so that you get a thick paste. Apply the paste on the scratch, carefully remove the excess and the furniture will look like new.