5 Fun Facts About Your Favorite Hot BeverageAlmost everyone drinks coffee. Whether it's a single cup of coffee in the morning to get your day started, or it's drinking dozens of custom paper coffee cups throughout the day, Americans love coffee. Despite this country's predilection for this hot beverage, however, the average coffee drinker might not know too much about it.

Coffee has a long and interesting history, but there are tons of fun facts that not too many people are aware of. Here are some interesting coffee-related facts:

  1. Coffee wasn't always called coffee -- Though it's been commonly referred to as coffee in recent history, this drink used to be called "Arabian wine." 

  2. The two oldest recorded cats drank coffee every day -- Creme Puff, who lived to be 38 years old, and Grandpa Rex Allen, who lived to be 34, used to drink coffee every single day. These two lucky felines also enjoyed a daily dose of eggs and bacon.

  3. Coffee can help fight degenerative brain diseases -- Drinking three to five cups of coffee each day can actually help prevent cognitive decline, leading to a 65% decreased risk in developing Alzheimer's or dementia. 

  4. A lot of places use a fake coffee scent -- Many popular coffee companies actually use fake coffee smells to entice people into their store. Some places even inject coffee aroma into custom paper coffee cups and other containers to provide a fresher coffee smell. 

  5. Not everyone likes sugar or cream in their coffee -- Though the majority of coffee drinkers prefer to add sugar and/or cream to their drink (65%), there are plenty of people who drink it black. In fact, 35% of all coffee drinkers choose to drink black coffee. 

Hopefully, you can share some of these fun facts the next time you're waiting in line for a delicious cup of Joe. If you want to learn more about coffee products or find some high quality custom paper coffee cups, contact Hot Cup Factory today.