I bet you didn't know this:
Before coffee was made into a drink, it was originally eaten. African tribes in the Ethiopia mixed coffee berries with grease (animal fat - I believe) which formed edible energy balls! Much like meat balls, except it's fully caffeinated! Imagine that... all those unstrung powers in one pebbly dose. Probably even looked like this...
Coffee Balls? Pic courtesy of Girl's Eye View
And here's another coffee terms 101:
The term 'Americano' originated from America GIs during WWII. They would order espresso with water to dilute the strong flavor. Apparently, those war machines can't handle their coffee. Oh I would never hose down my coffee... isn't that the point of drinking it in the first place?
Furthermore, the term 'cup of joe' comes from American servicemen (GI Joes) in WWII being seen as big coffee drinkers. Drink big but watered down. Nah... I win.
Wait... was there a 'Cup of Joe' in the local Starbucks menu? I don't recall. But there was an Americano, was there? I know there's a Tall Black... There's an excuse to go visit there again. Yeay.
Coming up... more on coffee useless information but interesting facts. Haha
NOTE: Sourced from The Oatmeal.Com. Thank you!