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Coffee:5 things to know about the (indispensable) hot drink in the morning

Do you know at what precise time you should drink your coffee for it to be effective? Do you know why coffee makes you want to poop? Here are 5 things to know about coffee.

1. Coffee is the second most consumed drink in the world.

Just behind the water. 72% of French people consume coffee every day. In total, 2.3 million cups are drunk every… minute in the world. I did my little calculations (I hope they're right), that's 230,000L of coffee per minute, or more than 150,000 bottles of crystalline.

This makes coffee the second most traded commodity in the world, after oil.

2. The perfect time to drink your coffee is 1h30 after waking up .

For caffeine to work properly in your body, you have to wait for the natural human wake-up hormone (cortisol for the curious) to stop working. And it takes about 1h30. So Up at 8 a.m., coffee at 9:30 a.m. And then we can start the day!

3. Capsule coffee is 3 to 4 times more expensive.

Yes, I know it's convenient, but it comes at a cost. A cup of coffee beans is 0.10 cents. Capsule is 0.35 cents. Today, there are 20 billion individual coffee capsules used each year in the world. Enough to go around the Earth 14 times according to The Guardian .

A significant ecological impact that some brands are beginning to capture, such as Nespresso, which offers an adapted recycling service. That's it already.

4. Coffee is a fruit.

So I'm stopping you right now. No scam, no need to count it in the 5 fruits and vegetables to consume per day. But yes, the coffee bean comes from the coffee tree cherry. A very nice little fruit that would also be excellent for your health.

5. Coffee really makes you want to poop.

It's not a myth. I had to end up with this, you were definitely expecting it. Ok, I'll sum it up for you quickly.

- Coffee helps in the production of acids in the stomach which makes it go faster in the intestine.

- Coffee increases the production of hormones that speed up digestion.

So it all happens faster… where you know. We understand each other.