COFFEE TRIVIA – Fun Facts on Coffee
Here are some interesting tidbits about Coffee:
The top 5 importers of Coffee are not necessarily the highest number of consumers per capita.
The following are the biggest importing countries:
1: United States
It takes 5 years for a coffee tree to mature and produce coffee.
The life expectancy of a coffee tree is approximately 70 years.
Coffee beans are not really beans but actually berries.
The word “Cafeteria” is commonly known in the U.S as a fast food eating establishment, but originally came from Mexico, in 1839, to describe a place where coffee is roasted and sold.
Jamaica Blue Mountain is considered to be the world’s best coffee.
Ludwig Van Beethoven, the great musical composer, was a lover of coffee. He always insisted on using exactly 60 beans for each cup he drank.
The Human body absorbs about 3000 milligrams of caffeine for every 4 cups. After 4 cups, the body no longer absorbs the caffeine, so drinking more will not get you further stimulated.
The body releases about 20 percent caffeine intake per hour
Decaffeinated Coffee has spawned a new lucrative business. The leftover caffeine is now sold to pharmaceutical companies to be used in energy supplements.
To produce 1 kilogram of fresh coffee requires between 4000 and 5000 coffee beans.
Germans are the 2nd highest consumers of coffee in the world. They like to drink it with hot chocolate.
Austrians use whipped cream in their coffee. Moroccans like peppercorns. Ethiopeans add salt.
Italians drink it fast with sugar.
Milk was first used in coffee during the late 1600’s. A physician in France prescribed it as a medical treatment.
The first coffee house to open in Berlin was in the year 1721
Up until the 1800’s people roasted their coffee beans at home in frying pans.
New Orleans is the number 1 import center of coffee in the United States.
The rarest coffee in the world is Civet Coffee . The Civet is a cat-like mammal which abides in the jungles of South East Asia. They feast on coffee cherries and the beans pass through the animal’s digestive system, which are then harvested in the wild to be processed and roasted for public consumption. It is probably the most expensive, also, at $55 for 50 grams, about 1.76 pounds.
Dorothy Jones, from Boston, Massachusetts, was granted a license to sell coffee in 1676, making her the first American coffee trader
The Italian word “Corretto” means coffee with alcohol. Calvados, Rum, Cognac or Whiskey, it’s up to you.
Dark Roasted Coffee has less caffeine content then light roasted. This is because caffeine is burnt off during the roasting process.
Espresso is a dark roasted coffee bean and has 1/3 the caffeine of light roast.
Coffee was first brought to the island of Hawaii in the year 1825
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