Friday, April 15, 2011

Fun Fact Friday

Every Friday, I treat myself to Starbucks.  Grande, sugar-free, soy caramel macchiato. 

Yeah, I have to really think about it when I order it.  I used to get a grande vanilla soy mocha.  Then I realized that in that little 16oz cup I was getting 460 calories.  YIKES.  So I switched to the skinny caramel macchiato, only they can't make a skinny with soy milk (skinny means skim milk), so I have to order it as "sugar-free soy."  That clocks in at 230 calories - half the calories in the mocha.  SCORE.  Also, did you know that it's made with vanilla syrup and not caramel?  Basically, it's just called caramel because they drizzle caramel on top.  I just learned this like 2 weeks ago.  I've been drinking them since Christmas.  I'm not always so quick on the draw.

In honor of today being my weekly Starbucks today, today's Fun Fact Friday is all about coffee!  [I know, it's been a while since I've done one]

~ The world record for coffee consumption is 82 cups in 7 hours.

~ During WWII, there was a coffee-drinking competition between the branches of the military.  The Marines claim victory at 20 cups per day.

~ There's a tourist agency called Cafe Away for people who want to take coffee vacations

~ Norway drinks the most coffee per person.  The US is ranked #12 in the world.

~ In Saudi Arabia, a woman can legally divorce her husband if he doesn't serve her coffee.

~ The use of coffee as a beverage started about 700 years ago.

A few years ago, a guy who went to my high school challenged himself to hit as many Starbucks in Manhatten in 24 hours.  He made it to 171 in just over 20 hours.  Crazy.  If you want to read more about it, click here.

*Weird coffee facts fond here and here


  1. I didn't know starbucks had sugar-free soy... that's great news!! And I wold without a doubt have a heart attack if I had 82 cups of coffee in 7 hours, that's insane!

  2. My wording is kind of weird there. It's not sugar-free soy, it's sugar-free vanilla syrup and soy milk. I just order it as grande, sugar-free, soy caramel macchiato. That's how they told me to order it. (c: