The LD-50 (lethal dose) of caffeine is generally 10 grams. That’s about 100 cups of strong coffee in rapid succession. Not to worry. Well, er, most of us.
French author Honoré de Balzac advised the eating, on an empty stomach, of spoons full of powdered coffee. Balzac wrote over 80 novels. He always wrote standing up.
Coffee originated in the area of Ethiopia next to the Rift Valley, the area of human origin! Go figure! Co-evolution?
“Coffee Bliss!” There’s a word for this exalted state. It’s in Arabic, the language of the first coffee drinkers. The word is “Marqaha.”