A Few Facts about Coffee!

A few facts about Coffee!

For all you coffee lovers out there… Coffee has become such a hot subject that we thought we would dig a little deeper and find out some interested facts that some of you may not be aware of…

  • Coffee was discovered by shepherds in Ethiopia circa 800 A.D.
    • During the 9th century goat herders noticed the effect caffeine had on their goats and decided to make a drink with coffee beans – the effect being that it kept them awake at night.
  • Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth.
    • There are approximately 25 million farmers in over 50 countries involved in coffee productions.
    • The number one commodity? Oil.
  • There are two types of coffee beans!
    • Arabica – seventy percent of coffee beans are this type.
    • Robusta – slightly more bitter and twice as much caffeine.
  • Coffee is a fruit!
    • Coffee beans as we know them are the pits of a cherry-like berry which grow on bushes. Coffee is actually a seed, but we call it a bean because of its resemblance to actual beans.
  • Coffee stays warmer when you add cream.
    • Cream cools about 20% slower than plain black coffee.
    • When you add milk, it weakens the effect of caffeine.
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