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Love Coffee? 6 Things You NEED To Know

 Here at Give as you Live Online, we love a good brew. Caffeine fuels us and deserves a lot of the credit for the snazzy tools we bring our members, like our Android/iOS app! In fact, we love coffee so much that we thought we'd do some research into our favourite go juice and, being the sharers we are, here's what we found!

1) We need to thank GOATS...

Seriously. Back in 800 AD some farmers in Ethiopia saw that their goats were getting a bit hyper after eating what we now know as coffee cherries.

2) ...and World War 2

Coffee was one of the first foods to be 'freeze-dried' to help it last longer. This started during the Second World War, to help preserve rations for longer.

3) Your morning coffee can raise £ for charity

Not joking. Thanks to our Coffee Cards (one of our genius coffee-fueled ideas) you can raise up to 5% for the charity you care about! They're reloadable so whenever you top-up we'll automatically make a donation to your charity and you can track how much your caffeine addiction is raising for worthy causes in your account!

It's totally FREE to sign-up and we won't charge you a fee for topping up OR for your donation. So, what are you waiting for?!

Get yours now >

4) Wake up and smell the coffee

Coffee is most effective if you neck it between 9:30am and 11:30am. Here at Give as you Live Online, we've got that perfected. Nearly 2.25 BILLION cups of the stuff are consumed every single day!

5) Beans? What beans?

So, it turns out coffee beans aren't beans at all. We're not sure how we feel about this one - it's a bit like when someone tries to tell you a tomato is a fruit. Apparently, coffee 'beans' are actually fruit pits. Now you know.

6) Coffee is Thiiiirrrssstttyyyy

A couple of points here. Firstly, it takes 140 litres of water to grow, process and then make a single cup of coffee. That's the equivalent of 2-and-a-bit showers. Secondly, despite the hype of your office 'free from' advocate, coffee doesn't dehydrate you at all, so drink up!


What is Give as you Live Online?

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