Coffee Facts

Coffee Facts
Coffee is a drink that is brewed from roasted coffee beans. The coffee beans are actually the seeds from the berries of a Coffea plant. Coffea is native to Africa and was exported to be grown in more than 70 countries around the world today. The main coffee growing regions today are India, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The arabica and robusta varieties are the most commonly grown types. In order to turn coffee berries into coffee, they are harvested, and the seeds are roasted, to different degrees to produce the desired flavor. The roasted coffee beans are then ground and brewed to create the popular beverage coffee.
Interesting Coffee Facts:
The word 'coffee' is derived from the Arabic language and means 'wine of the bean'.
Coffee is the second most valuable commodity being traded today - second only to petroleum.
A Starbuck's coffee has more caffeine than an energy drink.
It is estimated the 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed around the world each day.
Coffee beans are not actually beans but are the seeds of fruit.
A man named George Washington invented instant coffee in about 1910.
Coffee smells better than it tastes. This is because of the saliva in your mouth that takes half the flavor away.
Caffeinated coffee is believed to improve blood flow.
More coffee is drunk in New York City than any other city in the United States - seven times more is drunk there.
The dung of Thai elephants is used to make the most expensive coffee in the world.
It is estimated that 54% of the population in the United States drinks a coffee each day.
In the Netherlands people drink on average 2.4 cups of coffee each day, making them the largest per capita coffee drinking country in the world.
The average American spends more than $1,090 on coffee each year.
Drinking coffee at night cam make it difficult to sleep as it interrupts melatonin release, which helps people sleep.
A 170 pound person would have to drink 70 cups of coffee to die from the caffeine.
Coffee is not dehydrating to the human body.
The largest coffee producer for the past 150 years has been Brazil.
An individual can reduce their risk of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis by 43% by drinking two cups of coffee a day. Coffee is believed to help reduce liver damage.
In order to grow and process the coffee beans required to make one cup of coffee it takes 37 gallons of water.
A person could be punished in the 1600s in the Ottoman Empire for drinking coffee. The punishment was death.
Coffee was not grown in Columbia until after the Columbian Exchange.
There are 87,000 drink combinations available at Starbucks.
There are over 25 million small scale coffee bean growers relying on their farms to make a living around the world.
There is a legend that coffee was discovered by a goat herder in the 9th century in Ethiopia. He found that his goats were acting crazy after eating the coffee berries.

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