10 Coffee Facts That Every Coffee Lover Should Know
‘The powers of a man’s mind are directly proportional to the quantity of coffee he drinks’ Sir James
Coffee is undoubtedly one of the world’s favorite drink. The smell of a freshly brewed coffee is an
irresistible one, so it the first sip? Whether you are a coffee addict or not, sometimes it’s hard not to
start your day without an energy boost. Over 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed around the world
and it’s grown in over 50 countries.
Coffee was not always a liquid treat. According to the historians, it is believed that the first African tribes
to consume coffee ground the berries along with some animal fat to prepare edible energy balls.
Interesting, isn’t it? There are more fun facts you probably didn’t know all along. Continue reading to
discover the top ten fun coffee facts that can be a perfect conversation starter the next time you meet a
fellow coffee connoisseur.
- Coffee was an accidental discovery by Ethiopian shepherds in A.D. 850. Legend has it that the
shepherds noticed their normally lethargic goats started dancing after consuming coffee berries
due to its energizing effect.
- Did you know that coffee is the world’s 2nd largest traded commodity after crude oil? As one of
the most beloved beverages, coffee is consumed in large quantities after water.
- High altitudes, tropical climates, and rich soil are key factors to grow good coffee. Here’s a fun
fact, Hawaii is the only American state that grows coffee.
- Back in 1932, Brazil couldn’t finance the trip of their Athletes to Los Angeles for the Olympics.
And so, they were transported in a ship full off coffee.
- The word Espresso has Italian origins. It simply means ‘expressed’ or ‘forced out’ indicating the
process of forcing out hot water under high pressure through well-ground coffee. Fascinating,
- Have you ever wondered what’s the most expensive coffee and where does it come from? Well,
Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee there is and it is made from beans digested by the
Asian Palm Civet. Valued at €350 per kilo of coffee, Indonesia is the key source for Kopi Luwak.
- Although there are over 80 different kinds of coffee plants, only four of those are used to make
- Coffee beans are considered to be fruit that falls under the category of berries. They are called
beans for their resemblance only.
- If you are a regular coffee drinker, there’s good news! The health benefits of coffee can help the
reduced risk of cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.
- This coffee fact is sure to get you thinking. did you know that dark roast and light roast coffee
have a similar amount of caffeine in it?